In Reception, we follow Maria Montessori’s teaching method and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which is split into two Areas of Learning and Development known as the Prime Areas and Specific Areas:

Prime Areas
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
  • Physical Development (PD)
  • Communication and Language (C&L)
Specific Areas
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World (UW)
  • Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)

We address all seven areas of learning through our half termly topics as well as daily lessons designed to focus on English, maths and phonics.


British national curriculum subjects at preprep school are:
  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Design and Technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Computing
  • Ancient and Modern Foreign Languages (at key stage 2)

Schools provide religious education (RE) but parents can ask for their children to be taken out of the whole lesson or part of it.

Schools often also teach:

  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
  • Citizenship
  • Burmese

In English, the Framework is enhanced by the teacher to accommodate a broader range of literary experiences and to delve more deeply into topics of particular interest and importance. Individual support is offered to ensure each child’s potential is realised.

In Maths, further learning is enabled through differentiated and challenging work, independent mathematical investigations, maths games and individual support.

All subjects are made as hands-on as possible to make these early experiences memorable and rewarding. Our topics are reviewed and altered from year to year to ensure our curriculum is current, innovative and exciting.