Overview – Senior Prep

The Senior Preparatory section of our school is comprised of pupils in Grades Four to Seven classes. In order to facilitate the transition from the Junior Preparatory, our Grade Fours have most of their lessons with their class teachers who closely monitor their academic progress, social development and general well-being. In the Grade Five year, the pupils are better equipped to change classes in order to attend a variety of subjects. At Beaulieu Preparatory, pupils in Grades Five to Seven are divided into different classes for the benefits of differentiated learning in English and Mathematics. These classes are smaller than their registered classes so as to optimise learning success. Our pupils enjoy the benefits of a varied and authentic curriculum which affords opportunities to explore their creative, sporting, cultural, technological and academic talents.

Grades Four to Seven pupils participate in an annual tour. Three teachers accompany each tour, which lasts between two and four days. The tours focus not only on educational opportunities but also on the development of physical and emotional awareness and skills.

The Grades Four to Seven pupils benefit from a Study Skills course in addition to the metacognitive tools they routinely use for manipulating ideas and content.  Parent courses are also facilitated at the beginning of the year so that the home and school work together to ensure that pupils’ learning is meaningful and easily and clearly organised.

The Grades Four to Seven pupils have three classes per grade with a maximum of 25 pupils per class.  The co-curricular timetable includes swimming, tennis, cricket, soccer, hockey, netball, softball, athletics, art, drama, choir, equestrian amongst other activities.

Leadership development

Grade 7 Leadership & Development Programme

Beaulieu Preparatory School does not subscribe to a system of prefects. Through the Leadership & Development Programme, each Grade Seven pupil has the opportunity to move through the two levels of Councillorship if they meet the necessary criteria for each. The pupils need to display an exceptional level of commitment, leadership and initiative in the carrying out of duties and responsibilities over an extended period of time.

During the allocated lesson, pupils learn the various characteristics of leadership through a variety of activities, research and discussions, thus developing their own leadership potential and awareness of the responsibility and accountability they each have. Apart from the daily duties, each Grade Seven is part of a committee which has a specific role to play within the functioning of the school. The importance of service is highlighted and each Grade Seven is expected to do a minimum of ten hours of community service. We strive to enable each pupil to leave Grade Seven as a leader with unique characteristics and with the confidence to make a significant difference.