In Upper Prep our children take risks and are excited by what can be achieved when thinking "out of the box" - beyond what may seem to be obvious. We like to see happy, motivated children learning the skills for life beyond Barrow Hills. Children wear their blue blazers with pride as they become our most senior pupils.
The quality of the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent... Pupils’ personal development is outstanding, reflecting a successful transition from childhood to adolescence, a process on which the school places great store.
ISI Inspection Report
By the end of Year 7 children need to think of an area of school life of which they would like to be Captain in; to lead and serve by example. Rather than have a pre-ordained list to be filled, we like to match every child’s strength and interest with a position of responsibility. In Year 8 we also appoint children in the traditional senior prefect roles of Head Boy, Head Girl and House Captains. In Upper Prep it is plain to see how the relationships of the children strengthen and grow and how some life forming friendships are made.
The highlight of the final year is the ten day trip to the Ardèche: canoeing, camping and celebrating success. There is something very special about our prep school journey to 13+, just ask any pupil who has experienced it.
Head of Upper Prep