Prep School

The Prep School comprises Years 3 to 8, with the majority of children moving through from Year 2 in our Pre Prep.  Years 3. 4 and 5 are referred to as ‘Juniors’ and Years 6, 7 and 8 as ‘Seniors’.

Boarding is offered once children reach the Prep School, on either a junior, full time or ad hoc basis.

Academic Structure

Academic Structure

Years 3 -6 consist of two parallel classes, expanding to three parallel classes for Years 7 -8. There is a maximum class size of 18 in all year groups. The form structure, with its streaming and setting, is carefully designed...

Activities

Activities

A broad selection of extra-curricular activities are offered to expose the children to a wide variety of experiences and to enhance their abilities in sports. 15- 20 different clubs are offered, which vary term by term. There are optional clubs...

House System

House System

Each child is allocated to one of the four houses. This is a vertical grouping system encouraging children of all ages to mix together and we aim to keep a balance of gender in each year group in each house....

Shape of the day

Shape of the day

The school day has been designed to give children a wide variety of activities, ranging from their academic lessons through to sport, drama, music, clubs and time to play in the beautiful grounds. The Vinehall day starts at 8.15am when...

The Arts

The Arts

Drama …features strongly in the life of the school with all children having drama lessons up to Year 6 and in these they learn to move freely, explore their feelings and to express themselves confidently. There are several full productions...

Sport

Sport

In the Michaelmas and Lent Terms, the main team games for boys are Football, Rugby and Hockey, and for girls are Hockey and Netball. In the Summer Term, boys play Cricket and Tennis and girls play Rounders and Tennis. Athletics,...

Rewards and Sanctions

Rewards and Sanctions

‘Good Copies’ are a reward for children’s work in the classroom. Good work is rewarded with a star which makes up good copies. Stars are awarded for improvement and effort rather than pure ability and contribute towards house totals (see...