Whilst the majority of boys who join the Junior department come from the Pre-Prep there are always a number of new joiners in both Year 3 and 4 and this can be throughout the year. The classes in these years are still small and class teachers are there to look after their whole educational and pastoral experience. The day is a little longer until 4pm as a daily games session is included in their timetable.
Due to the nature of parents' working life families are often required to move. At whatever stage your son joins Aldwickbury our strong pastoral system will ensure he is not missed and is well looked after. Either his class teacher or tutor will pay close attention throughout his time at Aldwickbury. A move to Aldwickbury at this stage can be good preparation for entry into senior independent schools and a good way to expand your son's wider interests.
Year 7 and 8 are often said to be the most special years in prep school life. Not moving onto senior school until Year 9 gives your son the chance to grow up emotionally and educationally prepared for all that the next stage of education brings. There is so much more value to be had being the eldest in the school developing real leadership skills and learning to take responsibility within a community as well as for himself. With our small classes Aldwickbury can prepared your son to be the best they can be in order to gain entry into their senior school.