School Life

Why St. Francis’ Prep?

Welcome to the Prep Department, where our vibrant community includes children from Reception to Prep VI. It’s a warm, caring, and friendly environment that fosters not just learning but also the pure joys of childhood. We’re all about supporting and cheering on our young learners to be happy, confident, and curious individuals with minds that love to explore. Small classes and dedicated, talented teachers ensure that the time the pupils spend in the Prep Department are happy, fun, and productive.

At St. Francis’, we take pride in recognising and celebrating the unique qualities of every child. Our goal is to make their school days not just educational but also enjoyable and positive. Our dedicated staff, who are not only highly trained but also passionate and experienced, ensure the highest standards of care and education in an inviting and supportive atmosphere.

Beyond the classroom, we offer a plethora of rich and inspiring extra-curricular experiences. Our learning environment and teaching methods are designed to spark each child’s curiosity and cater to their individual interests. With full access to our school’s fantastic facilities, including a swimming pool, theatre, and outdoor learning area, every day becomes a brand-new opportunity for play, learning, and exploration.
We can’t wait to embark on this exciting journey of growth and discovery with your child!

Children are supported to grow and achieve through academic subjects as well as through sport and the arts!
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The School Day

The Prep day begins with registration at 8.30am and concludes at 3.30pm (3.15pm for our youngest learners in Reception, Prep I, and Prep II).

Wrap-around Care

We understand that parents juggle a lot – from work and school to family life and various commitments. That’s why we’re here to make life a bit easier! Our goal is to provide wrap-around care that’s not just convenient but also totally flexible. Parents can be confident that your children will be in good hands – well looked after, safe, and, most importantly, happy.

Our before and after school care is designed to accommodate the dynamic schedules of our families, from Nursery to Year 6, whether you need it regularly or just occasionally. Wrap-around care is available from 7.45am until 6.00 pm, ensuring that you have the peace of mind knowing your children are cared for in a warm and welcoming environment.

Prep Uniform

For details of the Prep School uniform, please click here:

Uniform List REC - PREP IIUniform List PREP III & IVUniform List PREP V & VI

Uniform can be purchased from our online school outfitters SchoolBlazer

The Parents’ Association also runs a Uniform Shop which is located at the Senior School reception and is open on Thursday mornings, 8.15 – 9.15am during term time. The shop sells a mixture of new and pre-loved uniform items.

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