Our next Open Day will take place on 5 October 2019. Please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 020 7610 8085 to book a place. We also offer individual tours of the school each week.
How a child learns is as important as what a child learns.
Parsons Green Prep is an independent day school in London for 200 boys and girls from 4 to 11 years of age. Our children are prepared mentally, emotionally and physically and also develop the independence they will need to succeed in a rapidly changing world. This allows them to move on totally ready and with confidence to the full range of senior schools in and out of London.
PGP is a school where children thrive and where they are treated as unique individuals. All of this is underpinned by a culture of kindness, ensuring that all children are valued for who they are. Our teachers deliver an exciting and contemporary curriculum in a unique setting, with an abundance of inside and outside space in which to learn and play. We look forward to showing you our wonderful school.
Reception is a time for your child to discover, question, predict, research, create and investigate possibilities about themselves and the world around them through play. It is part of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). This year is designed to prepare your child for their next step into Key Stage 1. It is a critical time in your child’s development and we support your child’s growth in this period of rapid physical, intellectual, emotional and social change. Please see the topic map below for an overview of the Creative Curriculum for this term.
By now, your child will have settled in and knows what to expect. Schoolwork becomes more structured as your child progresses into Year 1 and children encounter new learning experiences. We work closely with each child, giving them the support they need to tackle more challenging tasks and extending tasks for those who need stretching. Please see the topic map below for an overview of the Creative Curriculum for this term.
Your child will be growing in confidence across a range of subjects. The children delve more deeply into the individual subject areas, including maths, literacy and science. Progressing through the school, they gradually take on more responsibility and learn to work more independently. We work closely with your child to provide the support and skills they need to progress. Please see the topic map below for an overview of the Creative Curriculum for this term
Year 3 is the beginning of Key Stage 2. This Key Stage runs from Year 3 through to Year 6, with your child taking the 11+ examinations in Year 6 and moving to their senior school. Children gain further insight into their individual subjects. In literacy, they continue to write stories with a focus on sentence structure, grammar, story planning and story writing. Children will be increasingly familiar with a wide range of writing techniques including persuasive, fiction and non-fiction writing. In maths, the children will be taught new mathematical concepts including fractions, angles and interpreting data. Please see the topic map below for an overview of the Creative Curriculum for this term
Your child’s schoolwork and homework will continue to become more challenging. It is useful for parents to take a look at the topics that will be covered at the beginning of each term so that you can help with questions your child might ask. In Year 4, your child will engage in a wider range of activities and subject teaching will become more in-depth. There are plenty of new learning experiences and opportunities to develop new skills. Please see the topic map below for an overview of the Creative Curriculum for this term.
In Year 5 your child will begin more focused preparation for the 11+ exams in maths, English, verbal and non-verbal reasoning, building on the skills which have been developed since introducing verbal and non-verbal reasoning in Year 3. While examination preparation becomes more important, children continue to enjoy a rich curriculum, taking part in STEM, music, drama and sport. Please see the topic map below for an overview of the Creative Curriculum for this term.
In Year 6 your child will be tested formally by written examinations for entry into their preferred secondary school. Maths and English tests are the focus of many 11+ exams and your child may be required to complete verbal and non-verbal reasoning tests. Children are taught exam and interview techniques to maximise their performance during exams and interviews. After the exams, the focus will be on project-based work.Please see the topic map below for an overview of the Creative Curriculum for this term.
Our graduation assembly was a lovely end to the current Year 6’s time here at PGP. They worked incredibly hard for their 11+ exams and achieved excellent results, including academic scholarships. As part of their goodbye, they prepared and preformed their own version of the cup song When I’m Gone using both video and live…
Eggs lost their spoons, hurdles went over and plenty of medals were won on the fourth sunny Sports Day in a row. It’s the perfect way to round off a year of sporting achievements. Well done to Nightingale for winning the House Sports Day Shield for the first time. A huge thank you to all…
Year 6 had a fantastic time at the United Kingdom Sailing Academy (UKSA) on the Isle of Wight for their last residential at Parsons Green Prep. Activities ranged from paddle boarding trips down the river and practising kayaking skills in the marina to sailing keel boats and dinghies out in the harbour. One afternoon they…