Junior Department

Pupils aged 7-11 work for the majority of their time in the Junior Department. The pupils study in small classes, headed by a group tutor who is responsible for their pupils' general programme and welfare; they also teach many of the lessons. We believe it is essential that all pupils acquire a good grasp of English and Maths and the Junior staff also teach Science, Humanities and Art through the inquiry-based International Primary Curriculum. Other subjects such as DT, ICT, Languages, Music, Drama and PE are taught by subject specialists who are experienced in teaching primary aged pupils. In Year 6, pupils are taught by specialist teachers and some class-based tutors.

Individual Departments

In Years 6-8, your child will be taught by some further specialist subject teachers and class-based tutors. The programme will continue to be overseen by their group tutor, who will also keep a close and friendly eye on how your child is developing outside the classroom – in Sport, Music and other activities. English and Maths are still central to the curriculum. Pupils also study Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Humanities, Religious Studies, Art, Food Technology, Design and Technology, Computing & ICT, Music, Drama and PE. Language options include French, Spanish and Latin.

Academic Deputy Head, Dan Close, talks about Academic Learning at Millfield Prep