88 the Drive, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 4DU
10 reasons to choose Charlotte House Preparatory School
Charlotte House Preparatory School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 79. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Rickmansworth and one of the 4 best primary schools for 1.5 miles.
Charlotte House Preparatory School is an independent prep day school for girls between the ages of 3 and 11 years. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school. Charlotte House Preparatory School fees range from £4,299 (Rec) to £5,249 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Charlotte House Preparatory School has one class per year and an average class size of 15 pupils.
Destinations for 60% of Charlotte House Preparatory School girls is one of 15 independent schools with Royal Masonic School accounting for 25% of leavers. Haberdashers’ Askes’ Girls and St Helen’s School account for a further 10%. 40% of leavers go on to one of 10 maintained schools. St Clement Danes (15%), Watford Grammar School for Girls (10%), Rickmansworth School (8%), and Dr Challoner’s High (5%) are the most popular. Around 20% of girls win awards and scholarships.
The Charlotte House Preparatory School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum with some additions and variations. It also includes PSHEE, reasoning, French, Spanish, Latin. Curriculum days promote project and thinking skills with cross-curricular linking for languages, maths, STEM, and art. The school is a ‘Dyslexia Friendly School’. Dyslexic pupils have shorter interventions three times a week rather than the more common one hour one-to-one per week. Each pupil may participate in over 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 5.
Specialist teachers for sport, music, languages and science throughout.
Sport at Charlotte House Preparatory School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Charlotte House Preparatory School
Art and music are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. Drama is part of the English curriculum. All pupils learn an instrument in class and up to half take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Three choirs and one or two instrument ensembles. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 8.00am to 6.00pm. Minibus service.
Find another school near Charlotte House Preparatory School
Christ Church Chorleywood Church of England School (1.2 miles); Rickmansworth Park Junior Mixed and Infant School (1.2 miles); St John’s Catholic Primary School, Rickmansworth (1.6 miles).
Royal Masonic School for Girls (0.4 miles); The Chalfonts Independent Grammar (4 miles); Northwood College (4.1 miles).
Rickmansworth School (1.8 miles); St Clement Danes School (1.9 miles); Watford Grammar School for Boys (3.7 miles).