Pre-Prep

Highclare Pre-Prep caters for boys and girls from two years at both Highclare Preparatory School: Woodfield and Highclare Preparatory School: St Paul’s, each of which are located in Sutton Coldfield.

In preparing Highclare children for a successful and happy life in school and beyond, we aim to develop an inquisitive mind within a small setting where pupils feel engaged and confident. Our dedicated staff members appreciate the unique qualities of each child, ensuring every step of their education is tailored to meet their needs. This is reflected in our staff ratios, which are 1:4 for Pre-Prep Cygnets and 1:8 for Pre-Prep Swans.

The timetable for pre-prep children includes numeracy and phonics every morning, with creative activities on offer in afternoon sessions within a warm, welcoming and safe environment, in which there are separate areas for rest and play.

At each location, children have the advantage of access to the educational resources and facilities of the preparatory school, including sessions in the gymnasium, visits to the school library and gardens, and joining school assemblies.

We understand how important it is for you to be kept updated of your child’s progress and happiness. Communication diaries are shared with parents each day to ensure constant links between home and school. In addition, daily records are kept to provide parents with information about their child, and we offer an open door policy – parents are welcome to visit at any time.

Learning at our pre-prep consists of sessions from Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 6pm. We’re open 51 weeks a year, or term time-only places are available if preferred. Full and part time sessions are available, with a minimum of five sessions (either morning or afternoon), required per week. All sessions include food, drinks and nappies, with freshly cooked lunches and teas provided – our chef will be happy to discuss any dietary requirements your child may have.