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Preparatory School launching Sept 2023

Slindon College is delighted to announce the launch of their Preparatory (Prep) School.

Slindon’s Prep school provides a specialist and highly individualised education to pupils from Year 4 to Year 8. The College continues to offer supportive provision for Year 7 and Year 8 in its secondary school, as well as delivering an adapted curriculum in the new Prep school to ensure a smoother transition for those pupils who may require more time before they start their journey in to secondary education.  The flexibility of this approach allows these pupils to move into the secondary classes when they feel appropriately prepared, based on discussions with parents and teachers.  This dynamic process will leverage the strengths of each pupil and enables transition at any point during the academic year.

Underpinned by the College’s strong pastoral care and small class sizes, pupils thrive as their strengths are understood and called upon to encourage further learning exploration. Slindon College sees pupils enjoying and achieving at school because of its nurturing and happy environment that focusses on individual learning pathways.

At Slindon College, we firmly believe in prioritising the happiness and wellbeing of our pupils. The Prep school will create a nurturing environment that will focus on developing children’s social and emotional resilience as well as providing additional time to secure core skills in Literacy and Numeracy.”                                                       

Miss L. Bicker, Head of Prep

The Prep school will be situated within what is currently our Primary school.

Slindon College’s Prep will benefit from full access to the Secondary school facilities, such as swimming pool, Forest School, dedicated Science, Cookery, Drama and DT areas and the rich learning opportunities that the South Downs National Park countryside has to offer.

Slindon College’s Prep school adds another pathway for pupils’ personal development to excel, in line with its excellent rating as part of the recent ISI Inspection.