Frequently Asked Questions
How many pupils are in each Pre-Prep class?
We believe it is important to keep class sizes small at this age. The maximum number of children in any of our Pre-Prep classes is 15.
How do I register an interest in my child joining Pre-Prep?
Please contact Lucy Rendall to register your interest. There is a non-refundable deposit of £100 to pay.
When can I visit the school?
While you are welcome to arrange a visit at any time during the school year, we run open mornings in October, November and April, as well as taster sessions for prospective pupils. Please contact us to find out the dates for our next open day.
What after-school provision do you offer?
After-school sessions are one of the special features of Maidwell Hall Pre-Prep. From the end of school at 15.15 through to 17.45, we provide a comprehensive programme of activities, sports, games and experiences.
How much does your after-school provision cost?
It is included in the Pre-Prep fee (with the exception of a small number of optional activities delivered by external providers).
Is homework set for children in the Pre-Prep?
Reading is sent home on a daily basis. From the summer term of Reception spelling is set weekly and optional handwriting practice is also provided.
How do parents know how their children are progressing?
During the course of the year there are two Parent-Teacher Meetings to discuss the progress that the children are making and parents receive a full written report at Christmas and at the end of the year.
Parents may come in at any point to talk about their children, however for many they wait until the first Parent-Teacher Meeting in November, when we can talk about how well the children have settled in. The second Parent-Teacher Meeting is at the end of the Spring Term.
There are also three Parent-Child Work Share sessions, when the children enjoy sitting with their parents in the classroom for half an hour at the end of the school day to show them their work.
Children in Years 1 and 2 receive effort and achievement grades on two occasions during the year.
What special events and trips can the children look forward to?
The Pre-Prep curriculum is enhanced by a series of annual events, such as the Christmas Nativity play, Pancake Day Races, Summer Fair and Sports Day, to name but a few. The children also enjoy going on a variety of trips designed to complement their learning, which include visits to Leicester Botanic Garden, Mini Meadows Farm, Royal & Derngate Theatre, Woburn Safari Park and Rockingham Castle.