Moira House Prep department caters for girls in years 3 to 8, and although teaching methods are built upon the learning style of Pre-Prep, the girls are introduced to a more “grown up” style of learning through the introduction of more independent, imaginative and creative elements and activities to support their learningas they move through the Lower and Upper Prep. Class sizes in our Prep department are kept small, helping us to deliver a bespoke teaching and learning experience for each individual girl. We firmly believe this helps make the girls more secure, thereby encouraging their imaginations and building up confidence to face challenges around them, both in the school and beyond.
A wide array of extra-curricular activities is provided to cover all types of interests that the girls may have, including Sports, Music, Drama, Dance, Art and other fun activities. Day trips and residential visits are organised according to age groups, with girls having opportunities to travel nationally and internationally.
There are opportunities in place for the girls to work in partnership with the senior girls through the ‘Pyramid’ celebrations and competitions which forge strong bonds across the years. Shared common interests and helpfulness to one another create a unique learning and development environment for all the girls through their time in school.
Our single site campus allows the girls in the Prep department to use the specialist facilities as well as experiencing specialised teaching and coaching in many subjects. This helps provide a seamless transition from Lower Prep through Upper Prep and on to the transition to Seniors.
Meet the Director Of Studies – Prep
Mrs Cecy Kemp joined the Moira House team in September 2014 as Head of Key Stage 2. She has worked in both the Independent and State sector and was Head Teacher of a Junior school for seven years. In the twenty years that she had been teaching, she had been responsible for developing English and Mathematics with a particular focus on creative and personalised learning, tracking pupil progress and developing good transition models. She has led training in East Sussex on school provision for Gifted and Talented pupils and has also specialised in Music and Science. In an adjustment to the management structure in the autumn term 2016, Mrs Kemp moved to the new position of Director of Studies – Prep.