Junior Prep

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Sherfield School’s Junior Prep children enjoy one of the UK’s best all-round learning experiences.

Classes are small and attention to detail is high. Children have exciting and varied learning experiences. Sherfield School’s excellent teachers ensure that Junior Prep is vibrant and stimulating.

Year 1 and 2 children take trips such as a visit to the Isle of Wight for History and Geography. Pre-Reception to Year 4 pupils enjoy their own areas of the school. They have a separate garden area and outdoor classroom.

Why Choose our Reception Class over a local state school?

At Sherfield we are able to offer three times more qualified teacher time which enables us to teach two adult led Maths and Literacy sessions per week compared to the bi-weekly adult led sessions in most state schools.

Forest School in our stunning grounds is a regular activity as are weekly specialist languages lessons and library sessions.

Sherfield School’s recent assessment results show that our pupils perform extremely well. Our strong partnerships with parents allow us to promote the highest standards for conduct and achievement in and out of school.

We have specialist teachers in Art, Design and Technology, Modern Foreign Languages, PE, Swimming, Music, Dance, Drama and Forest School.

The school fees are not a huge leap from Nursery fees. For example the fees for term time, 5 days per week, 7:30am to 6:00pm, breakfast, lunch and tea included, for the nursery are £11,628 per year and for our Reception class they are £12,732 per year (£1,104 more than nursery fees). Also the school timings are more flexible, so if you are able to drop off at 8:00am and collect at 4.15pm the cost per year is £10,560 (£1,068 less than nursery fees). 

At a local state school you would usually need to drop-off at around 8:50am and collect at 3:00pm. If you needed childcare outside of these hours it costs around £3705 per year for breakfast and after-school clubs.

You are welcome to see Sherfield School’s Junior Prep teaching and environment for yourself. Contact the Head of Admissions on admissions@sherfieldschool.co.uk or 01256 884800 to arrange a tour.

To view our Top Tips for a smooth transition into our Reception Class please click here. 

To find out what our Reception Class parents have to say about Sherfield School, to get a flavour of the first two weeks of Reception or a typical day for our Reception class please watch the videos below.


Junior Prep Admissions

If you would like to register your interest for admissions please click here.

Junior Prep Curriculum

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