Pwllycrochan Avenue, Colwyn Bay, Conwy LL29 7BP
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Rydal Penrhos Preparatory School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 80. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Conwy and the best primary school for 10 miles.
Rydal Penrhos Preparatory School is an independent prep day school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 2.5 and 11 years. It is a Methodist school, open to all faiths and none. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is the prep school to Rydal Penrhos, an all-through school to age 18. Rydal Penrhos Preparatory School fees range from £3,600 (Rec) to £3,800 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Rydal Penrhos Preparatory School has one class per year and an average class size of 17 pupils.
At the end of Year 6, most Prep School pupils move up to Rydal Penrhos.
The Rydal Penrhos Preparatory School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the Welsh National Curriculum and also includes PSHCE, reasoning, Welsh, Spanish. The curriculum is thematic throughout, with cross-curricular topics, including STEM. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups and visiting speakers. All pupils have Forest School sessions, and pre-school pupils have Coastal School too. Residential trips from Year 3.
Specialist teachers for music, languages and sport throughout.
Sport at Rydal Penrhos 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 Rydal Penrhos Preparatory School
Art and music are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. Drama is part of the co-curriculum. All pupils learn an instrument in class and up to half take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Two choirs (one 70-strong), an 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. School minibus service.