Prep and Pre-Prep

Swanbourne House provides a continuous education from 3 to 13. The school works day by day in two parts: the Pre-Prep from the ages of 3 to 7 (we take children from the term in which they turn three) and the Prep from 7 to 13. All pupils enjoy the benefits of our whole site and the expertise of specialist teachers.

Most of our pupils will experience boarding at some stage in their time at the school. Pupils may board from the age of 7 (when in the Prep) and a variety of boarding options are open: full, weekly and flexi-boarding.

Our aim is to give pupils a broad education within a Christian ethos. The range of subjects within the curriculum and the many extra-curricular activities available enable all children to find areas in which they can thrive and discover their talents.

We call most of our year groups by the age of the children at the start of the academic year so that we have the following comparison with National Curriculum terminology:

Swanbourne House National Curriculum
Nursery Nursery
4s Reception
5s Year 1
6s Year 2
7s Year 3
8s Year 4
9s Year 5
10s Year 6
11s Year 7
Top Year Year 8