The school day starts at 8.30am for all girls and ends at 3.15pm for Reception and Key Stage 1 and 3.50pm for girls in KS2.
Kensington Prep School has up to 300 girls from age four to 11 years. Each year is divided into two balanced parallel classes of about 20 pupils.
Our school day is structured around eight to ten lessons with a break at 10.10 – 10.35am and an hour for lunch (staggered for different year groups) after which we hold our assemblies. We find girls work best fresh in the morning and afternoon assemblies are the perfect time for the school to get together. During break and lunchtime, girls enjoy playing in the large playground and there are lots of outdoor activities for them to enjoy.
The school’s curriculum is strongly academic but broadly based with generous time allocated to music, sport, art, ICT, drama and design technology. Philosophy is introduced from Year 1 and Spanish is taught from Reception upwards.
No one week is the same at Ken Prep – we have lots of themed weeks, expert visitors, workshops and trips to museums, art galleries, Forest School and the theatre linked to the curriculum. There are residential trips to Spain, the Isle of White, skiing in France, music overseas tours (previously to Venice, Budapest and Amsterdam) and exploring the outdoor life with a Bushcraft week.
Girls from Years 1 to 6 can join a wide range of clubs that start both before school (8am) during the lunchbreak and after school. They provide the opportunity for girls to explore wider interests and skills – ranging from chess to cricket, coding to football.
There is a fully equipped IT suite and girls have iPads and Chromebooks. In Years 5 and 6 these are also brought home.
Due to our sophisticated IT during lockdown we were able to offer an extensive online guided home learning programme which can be activated at any time should the need arrive.
All girls are expected to have school lunch which is freshly prepared by our on–site chef and their team. Great care is taken to produce healthy nourishing meals. A choice of courses is available including a vegetarian option and a choice of salads.