It’s hard to imagine a more joyful place to begin an education than Rydal Penrhos Prep School. A school where the learning process doesn’t end at the bell, where every day is an adventure and a smile is part of the uniform.

In Pre-Prep, children from the age of 4 to the age of 7 are taught, in three year groups called Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Children enter Reception first after their time in our Early Years department or indeed moving from other nursery provision or home. It is a wonderful age group where really effective learning is about opening minds and encouraging the sharing of ideas, which in itself develops communication skills and the ability to work as a team.

The Prep department serves pupils aged 7-11.

At Rydal Penrhos Prep School, we strive to provide all pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum, generally following the National Curriculum for Wales and the standards set out by the DFE in the Primary National Strategies.

The curriculum is linked to that of the senior school, to enable a smooth transition between the schools. From Year 3 onwards, Maths and English are taught as form subjects and all the others are taught by subject specialists.