Outdoor play
Playing Outside

Pre-Prep School

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Reception: Children 4-5 years old
Year 1: Children 5-6 years old
Year 2: Children 6-7 years old


At Vinehall we provide high quality early learning for all children, supporting and challenging individuals as appropriate.  We encourage an enthusiasm for learning by offering a broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum.  The children enjoy a rich learning experience which is fun and full of exciting activities such as outings, interacting with visitors, gardening, woodland exploration and cookery.

The children are taught in a modern building with spacious, bright classrooms. The Pre-Prep has a selection of wonderful outdoor play areas as well as a designated Outdoor Learning Area and woodland zone. The close proximity to the Prep School enables the younger children to use all the facilities including the indoor heated swimming pool, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) suite, theatre, magnificent sports complex and playing fields. We make full use of the extensive grounds enjoying rambles through the snow in winter, growing plants in the summer and the thrills of science investigations throughout the year.

We aim for each child to develop into a confident and considerate individual and we work closely with our families and other professionals and agencies.  Each class has support from teaching assistants and by the end of Year 2 most of the children are reading and writing to a comparatively high standard, which they have gained from a nurturing, yet stimulating environment.