Explore Prep at Danesfield Manor 

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At Danesfield Manor Prep School we split our year groups into a Lower Phase (Key Stage 1), Year 1 and Year 2, and our Upper Phase (Key Stage 2) is from Years 3 through to Year 6.

Lower Phase

During Lower Phase, we ensure that children are equipped with the tools and confidence to achieve in all areas of school life. We understand it’s important to have fun whilst learning – ensuring there is a strong emphasis on early development of basic skills in reading, writing and maths.

We ensure they develop at their own pace, being nurtured and supported by caring, professional staff. We are proud to have created a culture and framework that enables all children to fulfil their full potential in a happy, positive environment.

Upper Phase

Building on the solid foundations set in Lower Phase, Upper Phase focuses on developing the eagerness to learn and encourages a spirit of independence. In these years, our aim is to help produce confident and well-rounded individuals, whilst ensuring them the best possible education.

Smaller class sizes ensure that each child gets the highest level of attention – and allows teachers to concentrate fully on the individual child, nurturing confidence and developing self-esteem. This also gives staff the unique opportunity to form unparalleled relationships with the children. Creating a level of support is key in making each pupil feel confident to succeed in all academic areas, and significantly strengthens that important link between teacher and parent.

Preparing pupils for Senior School

Many of our pupils take independent school entrance exams in addition to the 11+ (Common Entrance) exams for grammar schools. Danesfield pupils have the opportunity to apply for numerous scholarships each year, and the majority successfully secure admission to their preferred senior school. You can find out more about our results here.

Senior Schools Information Evening

As Danesfield is a standalone school and not linked to a specific secondary school, our Headteacher, Mrs Smith is able to share her knowledge and experience and to give advice to help parents when choosing the next school for their child. We also host a Senior Schools Information evening in the Spring Term whereby visiting secondary schools come to Danesfield to answer questions and show their particular school facilities to our parents and carers for the evening. This is always a very popular event in the school calendar.

Beyond the classroom

Clubs, Activities and Trips are an important part of life at Danesfield Manor. Find out more here.

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