At Hurstpierpoint College Prep School, value is placed on an education which takes the best from traditional and modern methods. Classes are taught in an ordered environment with structured lessons designed to stretch and challenge every child. A variety of teaching methods are used to ensure that every type of learner performs to his/her best ability. We believe that high expectations are the key to high achievement. The curriculum is broad and, although we take the National Curriculum as our base, we exceed this in many ways.
Our timetable is in line with the Senior School which creates greater fluidity between the two teaching establishments. Lessons are of one hour duration and the timetable extends over two weeks known as week A and week B.
In the first full week of term in the Michaelmas Term we hold a Welcome Evening where all parents are invited to come into their child’s classroom and meet with other parents and the form tutor. A curriculum booklet is given out which informs parents of the content of their child’s education for that year and gives them useful information, such as the timetable and timings of lessons.