Years 1 and 2

At RGS Prep we are committed to developing a creative curriculum with a mixture of interesting topics, themed weeks and projects to motivate our boys in their learning. The curriculum offers a broad content of study, using the National Curriculum (Key Stage One) as a basic framework.

The combination of group work activities and high individual attention promotes appropriate learning for all children across levels of ability. KS1 pupils build upon the EYFS curriculum that was introduced in Nursery and Shell (Reception). Our boys extend their learning in many ways and are given varied opportunities to explore the curriculum. Topics are introduced with a cross curricular approach.

Our Key Stage One boys show high levels of independence, curiosity, and concentration. They are enthusiastic about coming to school and enjoy the detailed educational programmes organised to reflect their varied and imaginative needs.

The class teacher is the appointed key person for the boys’ pastoral welfare and educational progress during their time at Pre-Prep. Classroom assistants support the class teacher in this role.

Watch this short video below for insight into our curriculum:

Years 3 to 6

As in the earlier years, the National Curriculum is only part of the school’s own curriculum which covers a broad spectrum of academic, physical, creative and artistic experience to challenge the mind and develop personal interests and skills. Through a rich curriculum, boys are given the opportunity to expand their subject knowledge, reinforce their numeracy, literacy and ICT skills, as well as develop effective learning strategies through the RGS Prep learning habits.

In Year Three to Six, lessons are taught by both form teachers and specialist subject staff, making full use of our excellent facilities. In addition to the broad curriculum offered in KS1, Spanish, Latin, Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning are introduced from Year Five.

Boys are mostly taught in mixed ability classes across the curriculum. Boys are streamed from Year Four in mathematics and ability sets are introduced in English in Year Six.

Open Events

Our next Open Events take place as follows:

RGS Prep: Open Morning Wednesday 8 May for those considering RGS Prep for September 2024 or 2025.

RGS Senior: Small Group Tours in the Trinity Term for those currently in Year 5.


Our October Open Days will open for bookings later in the Trinity Term.
Register your details for Prep or Senior here and we will email you as soon as the dates are available to book.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school.