Preparing for Senior Schools

NEW: Unlock Year 7 & 8

An Oratory Prep School education is much more than simply what takes place in the classroom, it is about unlocking a child’s experiences, their learning journey, and about their part in our school, and indeed, the wider community.

Year 7 and 8 Booklet

Preparing for Senior Schools

Each child is well primed for senior school and all aspects of life by the time they reach the end of their journey at The Oratory Prep School.

Preparation combines online testing, interview practice and practice papers with a continuous journey of self-discovery through mentoring and a variety of tailored modules within The Newman Programme, including presentation skills.

Our Leadership Programme for Year 8 pupils helps cultivate entrepreneurial spirit, teamwork and strategic flair. These skills are finely honed throughout the year. Pupils fulfil their responsibilities with great pride in esteemed roles such as Head Boy and Head Girl, President of the School Council, Prefects, House Captains and Head of Orchestra.

This academic preparation combined with the enriched education through personal, social and emotional development, prepares our pupils for the senior school of their choice, including the most prestigious selective schools in the country.

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Years 7 & 8 at Prep schools are such crucial years. Children should be able to make academic progress with minimal pressure and this is important. However, far more important, in our opinion, is what they learn about themselves as learners, as a friend to others, and as a person. This is the first major stage in a journey to full independence that will continue at Senior school. Starting this journey in a safe and supportive environment (in which the children are fully comfortable) at The Oratory Prep is as good as it gets.

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Summer Camp

Our Summer Camp is perfect for children between the ages of 4 – 14, and offers an action-packed adventure week, utilising our whole school site and facilities, including our indoor swimming pool.  Our very own dedicated OPS staff team will be on hand to inspire all our children and ensure they are always supported with everything they need throughout the week.

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