Prep

Felsted Prep School / Ages 4 -12

Ask any child in the Prep School what my favourite word is and you’ll hear a resounding ‘yet’. Why ‘yet’? The answer is simple, ‘I can’t do that……yet’. We want your child, and all children in our care, to be the best they can be; and for that a growth mindset is required.

‘Yet’ is why your child will have a log by which his or her progress through perseverance is tracked and celebrated, and ‘yet’ is the reason we, as staff, model life-long learning through our own professional development. ‘Yet’ is the word that encourages hard work, perseverance and resilience. ‘Yet’ builds self-esteem and character. ‘Yet’ will mean your child continually improves and develops a life-long love of learning.

Another important word is opportunity. This stage in your child’s life is all about discovery - of interests, talents and passions. We make it our mission to provide your child with boundless opportunities and to encourage the pursuit of individual talents and interests from an early age. The alchemy that happens when ‘opportunity’ meets ‘yet’ is very powerful. Your child’s school life will become busy and purposeful; he or she will grow in confidence and the foundations for success in later life will be firmly cemented.

Simon James

Headmaster
Felsted Prep School

Simon James, Prep School Headmaster, smiling in front of a wall of ivy

Prep School Phases

Our Prep School is divided into four dedicated phases, outlined below, each with their own Phase Head responsible for their area. Our main points of entry are into Reception, Year 3 and Year 7, although we do sometimes have places in other year groups.

An early growth mindset has youngsters believe anything is possible… a school that brings out the best in everyone
The Good Schools Guide

 

Overall impression of being a happy, happening place with parents content to be swept along for the ride.

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"The high flying Prep department of the county's premier senior independent school"

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Boarding at Felsted Prep

Children may start boarding from the age of eight in our homely Prep Boarding House, called Hamilton House. Children may opt to board for a couple of nights or choose our weekly or full boarding option. Hamilton House has the capacity for 60 boarders, with dedicated bedrooms and relaxation/recreation areas for boys and girls. They have a jam packed schedule of fun activities to keep them busy in the evenings and at weekends and are cared for by our highly experienced and much loved House Parent team.

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