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10 reasons to choose Abingdon Preparatory School
Abingdon Preparatory School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 88. It is one of the best independent prep schools near Abingdon and one of the 7 best primary schools for 5 miles.
Abingdon Preparatory School is an independent prep day school for boys between the ages of 4 and 13 years. The school has an academically selective admissions policy. It is the prep school to Abingdon School, an all-through school to age 18. Abingdon Preparatory School fees range from £4,275 (Rec) to £6,515 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Abingdon Preparatory School has one class per year to Year 2, usually two per year from Year 3, and an average class size of 15 pupils.
70-85% of pupils at the Prep move up to Abingdon School. Other destinations are Radley College, Magdalen College School, St Edward’s School and Millfield School. ISI Inspectors consider the academic achievement of pupils to be ‘Exceptional’.
The Abingdon Preparatory School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum with some additions and variations. It is subject based though, in Years 7 and 8, incorporates more higher order thinking skills through the Abingdon Prep Plus curriculum. Curriculum also includes PSHCE, French, Latin. School has developed its own synthetic phonics programme, which is also used by other schools. Each pupil may participate in over 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
The school’s commitment to extra-curricular activities is characterised by its ‘Other Half’ programme. There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, Forest School for pre-prep and residential trips from Year 5.
Specialist teachers for sport, music and computing throughout, for French and science from Year 1, for art and DT from Year 3, and for all subjects from Year 6.
Sport at Abingdon Preparatory School
School offers over 20 different sports through the year, through both the curriculum and an extensive extra-curriculum. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3. In recent years the school has enjoyed national success in cross country, rugby 7s, swimming.
The Arts at Abingdon Preparatory School
Art, music and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and two-thirds take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Two choirs, orchestra and several instrument ensembles. Each pupil may participate in up to 10 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 8.00am to 6.00pm.
Find another school near Abingdon Preparatory School
The Unicorn School, Abingdon (3.8 miles); The School of St Helen and St Katharine (3.9 miles); Abingdon School (4.2 miles).
John Mason School (4.5 miles); King Alfred’s (7.3 miles); Didcot Girls’ School (9.4 miles).