Moulsford Pre-Prep comprises of three year groups, namely Reception (Bobcats), Year 1 (Tigers) and Year 2 (Lions), with approximately 50 boys in total.
The Bobcat boys start their school career with a balance of teacher-led lessons and child-initiated learning. Their academic diet gradually changes as they make the transition from Early Years to Key Stage 1.
By the time the boys reach Year 2, they are used to timetabled subject lessons where there is a higher level of teacher-directed lessons with a mixture of whole class learning, guided learning in groups, paired peer learning and independent learning.
Literacy has an important focus in Pre-Prep with all boys involved in daily phonics and reading sessions in addition to other Communication, Language and Literacy lessons.
The Pre-Prep Department liaises with both the Learning Support Department and the Gifted and Talented Coordinator so that the needs of boys requiring help with their learning and boys needing additional challenges can be met.
All Pre-Prep boys spend time at Forest School each week. All the boys have French and Spanish lessons, swimming lessons and music lessons provided by specialist staff. Individual music lessons can be arranged in a variety of instruments, for example piano, drums and guitar. All boys have weekly lessons in one of the ICT suites and use interactive technology daily in other lessons. All are involved in joint projects, such as the Pre-Prep Christmas Nativity and whole school initiatives like World Book Day and Art Week.
The Pre-Prep boys have times to meet together in their classes, as a Pre-Prep and with the whole school together. Phonics and reading sessions are frequently shared with boys from the Prep School, and whole School Assemblies are led by the Headmaster, the Deputy Head and Department teachers.
The boys in Pre-Prep follow the Code of Conduct for the whole school and awards for good behaviour and random acts of kindness are accrued during each term to be added to the House Point total for each House. Academic awards are also allocated throughout the year and these go towards Commendation totals for each House at the end of every term. The totals for the entire year are announced in a full school assembly at the end of the summer term.
There are plenty of opportunities to help the school raise funds for charity, for example the Moulsford Mudder and Red Nose Day.