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Years 3 and 4 Curriculum

The curriculum in the Lower School offers a seamless transition from Pre-Prep. Many of the subjects continue to be delivered by class teachers, however, the number of specialist subject lessons increases. This helps the boys to become more independent and experience a variety of teachers and teaching styles whilst also enabling the reinforcement of a growth mindset in each boy.

Effective learning

Whilst subject knowledge remains an extremely important facet of the curriculum, the focus on skills and the continued incorporation of support for the development of characteristics of effective learning also has great emphasis. Each child is encouraged to greet challenges with open arms and utilise their more explicit learning skills to help them cope.

WOW days

English, Mathematics and Science schemes of work extend and challenge boys of this age. Continuing the topic-based teaching style from Pre-Prep, History and Geography are delivered through innovative topics which can also act as a focus for Art and Design and Technology through cross-curricular links. Examples of topics include ‘Attack!’, a focus on invaders of Britain through the ages, and ‘Under the Canopy’, an in-depth look into the Rainforests, Aztecs, as well as chocolate! Each topic is brought to life with unique ‘WOW’ experiences to inspire and enthuse each boy.

Whole School Curriculum

Year 3 Curriculum Overview Spring Term

Year 4 Curriculum Overview Spring Term

Dulwich Prep & Senior Announcement

We are delighted to share that we will be extending our provision from ages 3-13 to ages 2-16. Our first Year 9 cohort will start in September 2025.

As a highly commended school at this year’s Independent School of the Year Awards, we are excited to share that we will become Dulwich Prep & Senior.

We will continue to be a school of choice, maintaining our exceptional Prep offering with the option of staying to GCSE. Our support of families in finding the right senior school or sixth form at the right time for their sons will remain at our core, whether that be at ages 11, 13 or 16.

Our key entry points will be Nursery, Reception, Year 3, Year 7 and Year 9. Occasional places may be available in other year groups.

If you would like your son to be one of our ‘Trailblazers’ and join Year 9 in 2025 or 2026, please get in touch with our Admissions Department for further details.