Upper Prep - Framlingham College

"One of the greatest benefits of Upper Prep is that it prepares them for the challenges of young adulthood, whilst also allowing them to relish the golden experiences of childhood a moment longer."

James Loveridge, Head of Upper Prep

Upper Prep

As the name suggests, Upper Prep is the time when pupils really start to look forward into the future, to foster ambitions, prepare fully and very much enhance their learning journey thus far. Put simply, it is the pinnacle of their time at the Prep school and a time to ready themselves for the next peak.

Children change a lot in themselves between the age of 11 to 13. We believe it is of significant benefit to navigate these changes in an environment that they are familiar with, where they are known as individuals, and where they feel safe, happy and secure.

Being in the upper end of the Prep school also brings greater ‘grown-up’ privileges than for those in the rest of the Prep school. Pupils wear a different uniform to those younger in the school, they have an extended timetable and have a designated space to relax at break times.

Our academic approach, while rigourous, allows freedom to be innovative in the way we teach, provides continuity of education into the Senior school and equips our children with the skills that they can later apply at GCSE, A Level and in the working world. A foundation such as this enables our Upper Preppers to gallantly pave the way towards the next chapter of their learning journeys providing a very natural transition.

One of the greatest benefits of Upper Prep is that it prepares them for the challenges of young adulthood, whilst also allowing them to relish the golden experiences of childhood a moment longer.

James Loveridge James Loveridge

Academic

Framlingham College’s teaching and learning philosophy encourages pupils to love learning, apply critical thinking and achieve their very best. This is something we particularly embrace in the Upper Prep years. Our Year 7 – 9 Curriculum In our endeavour to foster a genuine love of learning, a culture of high aspiration and a spirit of inquiry in our pupils, we made the decision to move…

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Pastoral Care

We recognise that at this time in their life, Upper Prep children will face many challenges in their personal and educational journeys: how to manage work stress, issues around self-image and self-esteem and how to deal with peer group pressures, to name a few. We see our pastoral role as one of equipping our children with the individual skills to meet and rise to these…

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Co-curricular

The Upper Prep years are a time when children really start to thrive in their chosen Co-curricular activities. They have found their unique passions and talents and as such, have an important part to play as role models, as Sports or Subject Ambassadors, providing inspiration and support to the younger children. As part of our activities programme, we also look to provide sessions that build…

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