Lower Prep (Age 6-8)

Most of the children who join our Prep school move into it from our Reception Class, but children from other schools are also welcome.

We aim to give every girl and boy a first-class start to their education through the opportunity to learn in a happy, relaxed atmosphere which encourages the development of confidence in all aspects of school life. We nurture the awareness of others’ needs and encourage a growing understanding of what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour.

The children are taught by well-qualified staff, who care for them as individuals and aim to meet their needs, so they can develop their full potential. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of the basic skills of numeracy and literacy in the context of a broad curriculum which encourages creativity and personal development. There are extensive opportunities for practical learning experiences. The children are taught on the whole by their subject teacher, but there is some specialist teaching in Music, French, ICT and PE.

There are two parallel classes in each year group, throughout the Prep School, and girls and boys benefit from being in small classes. Contact with parents is actively sought, so an effective partnership between home and the school is established. Parents receive written reports and Parents’ Breakfast meetings are held at various times during the academic year.

The School Day

Our lessons take place Monday to Friday. Pupils are sometimes required to come in on Saturdays for some extra lessons.

  • School starts at 8am and finishes at 3.30pm

  • Morning break 10.30am – 10.45am

  • Lunchtime break 12.20pm – 1pm

All children in Prep School may have a school lunch which would be included in the fees.

School Tours/Open Day

If you will like to have a tour of the Concord School or take part in our open days, please call 02 291 3950 or email admissions@theconcordschool.org