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Our pupils enjoy a wide range of subjects allowing them to embark on an exciting learning journey as they progress through the school.


Academic success at Edgeborough is built on:

  • Outstanding teaching
  • Excellent resources
  • Small classes
  • Development of thinking skills and language work from an early age.
  • Reinforcement of core skills at an early age.
  • Positive co-operation and support for pupils and the school from parents.

The great majority of our pupils will go onto outstanding and highly selective Senior Schools and a good number will enter their senior schools having taken their scholarship examinations.

Nursery and Reception years (EYFS)

In the Nursery and Reception years, there are six key areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development;
  • Communication, Language and Literacy;
  • Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy;
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World;
  • Physical Development;
  • Creative Development.

Years 1 – 2

In years 1-2, the pupils follow a curriculum informed by, but broader than the National Curriculum.  Additional time is given to the creative arts such as Music, Art and Design Technology and Sport.  ICT and French are also taught.

Timetabled subjects:

For literacy, the Pre Prep use the very successful ‘Read, Write Inc.’ programme and for Maths we use the ‘Abacus Mathematics’ system. As well as this we subscribe to ‘Mindlab’ which is used as a supplement to equip all pupils with the ability to deal with problem solving effectively. Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies, PSE , Sports (including swimming and PE,) Creative and Performing Arts, Design Technology, Art and Music. We also teach the Pre Prep pupils French and ICT.

Years 3 – 5

These are years of an ‘Edgeborough’ timetable.  All the subjects outlined for Years 1 & 2 are continued and enhanced. The overall curriculum is designed to ensure pupils acquire, and become comfortable with, the skills needed for success at Common Entrance and beyond.  A good example of this is the learning of French.  French starts at the age of 2. In addition to the normal lessons, the study of some of the humanities (History, Geography and Religios Studies) is in French in the Lower Prep years. In the Upper Prep years, there is also the opportunity to go on multiple exchanges with a pupil or pupils from our marvellous exchange partner, the Ombrosa Language School in Lyon. Through these measures, we hope to ensure that all children, whatever their levels of knowledge and understanding, will develop the confidence to speak converse.

Timetabled subjects:

English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Computing, PSE , Sports (including swimming and PE,) Creative and Performing Arts, Design Technology, Art and Music. French is taught on an extended timetable.

Surrey Private Prep

Years 6-8

In years 6 – 8 the pupils are prepared for the Common Entrance examinations in English, Mathematics, Physics, Sciences, French, Latin, History, Geography and Religious Studies. This is supplemented by PSE, sports, (including major sports, Swimming and PE), Drama, Design Technology, Art and Music.

Pupils not taking Latin will follow a timetabled non-Latin course consisting of additional work in the core subjects of English and Mathematics.

Timetabled subjects:

English, Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Biology, Computing, History, Geography, Religious Studies, PSE , Sports (including swimming and PE) Design Technology, Art and Music. French is taught on an extended timetable.


In Year 7, a decision is taken as to whether the Common Entrance or Scholarship programme is the more suitable for each individual pupil. This can depend on pupil’s ability, style of learning and the school of choice.

Sport and the Arts

Sport and creative arts have a large presence within the school timetable and details can be found by clicking on the links below:

Creative ArtsPerforming ArtsSport