Pupils at The Hammond School in Chester, Cheshire

Prep School

Prep School > Introduction

Our Preparatory School provides a caring and homely environment for students from seven to eleven years old. Located in Garden House in the grounds of the main school campus, The Prep is an integral part of life at The Hammond.

Although lessons are largely taken in Garden House, students make regular use of The Hammond’s outstanding facilities, which include dance and drama studios, a fully equipped music suite, science laboratories, a home economics kitchen and the 420-seat theatre situated in the heart of our Performing Arts Centre. We offer an extensive extracurricular programme and students enjoy a wide range of educational visits throughout the year.

The Prep offers children an exciting, stimulating and rounded education. Excellent teacher-to-pupil ratios ensure all our students become successful learners. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum.

  • Specialist teaching of science, music, drama and dance
  • A wide range of peripatetic tuition is available
  • LAMDA and ARBSM examination training is available
  • Small classes sizes are the norm

By Year 6, children are prepared for entry to The Hammond Lower School, other independent schools, the 11+ entrance to Wirral grammar schools or local state schools.

Musical Theatre
Prep School