Sherborne Prep is an independent co-educational day and boarding School for children aged 3 - 13 in Dorset

Pre-Prep FAQ

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Pre-Prep FAQ

If you have any further questions about Pre-Prep, Heidi Berry the Head of Pre-Prep would be delighted to answer them:


When can my child start Nursery? 

Children can start nursery from their third birthday. 

Does my child have to be toilet trained?  

Our trained nursery staff will work with parents towards toilet training their child.

How many nursery sessions can they do?

Most children attend at least 3 sessions per week with some attending full time.  

Is there a uniform?  

Nursery uniform is a simple Sherborne Prep branded hoody, polo shirt and navy-blue jogging bottoms.

Reception to Year 2

How much outdoor learning takes place?  

With easy access to our own outdoor learning area, our children spend lots of time learning outdoors as it is so effective for younger children.

Do they swim?  

All our children from Reception upwards enjoy a weekly swimming lesson at the Sherborne Sports Centre.

Are there after school clubs?  

There are a variety of engaging after school clubs which includes a snack for hungry tummies!

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