About the Prep Department 


The Prep Department builds upon the educational foundations laid down in the Little Brackens and the Pre-Prep Departments. It provides a balanced curriculum taught by high calibre, well qualified teachers. Subject specialist staff deliver an increasing proportion of the children’s timetable with an emphasis on the development of self-confidence through enquiry-based learning activities.

Academic skills and knowledge in the core subjects are enhanced by access to a wide range of arts, sports and extra-curricular activities.

Children are prepared to the highest possible standard for entry to independent or maintained secondary schools at age eleven. Brackenfield aims to produce confident, well rounded individuals who are able to think for themselves, work to the best of their ability and have fun in the process.