Prep School

Welcome to The Prep School which is home to Years 3 to 8. In this section of the school, the pupils begin with a full-time class teacher in Years 3 & 4 and, over time, are introduced to more subject specialism in such a way that when pupils reach Year 5 they have subject specialist teachers for every lesson and are taught in subject rooms rather than a Form Room. This allows pupils to be taught to the highest levels and to achieve excellent standards.

Parallel to this, we have a pastoral House system that encourages community cohesion and team work. Pupils in Years 3 & 4 are members of a House as well as a Form. Pupils in Years 5 to 8 are mixed together in vertical tutor groups of 10- 12 pupils with a Tutor and Co-Tutor which affords a continuity of care and the opportunity for pupils in different year groups to mentor each other.

The House system and Vertical Tutoring are particularly strong at Merchant Taylors’ Prep The pupils experience a wealth of opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom. Please read the sections below for further information.

Mr Hibbert, Assistant Head, and Mr Crook, Deputy Head