The Prep Montessori classroom provides learning opportunities for mixed-aged groups, in this instance five to seven years.
This vertical grouping is essential as it promotes socialisation. The emphasis is on children learning spontaneously by independently selecting activities appropriate for their learning from open shelves. Some of the activities will be done alone and others with their Peers. The atmosphere within the classroom is one of harmony and industry.
Our Prep class is lead by our Headteacher Alison Tully, BSC, who holds an AMI Montessori Teaching Diploma. Becky Swain, who holds a BA Honours in English Literature and continued on to become a qualified Montessori teacher, takes a lead role on our lower Preps and Art and Cultural curriculum.