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.