• school life

    Life at The Minster School

    These pages try to give you a flavour of day to day school life. The Subject pages give a brief overview of the work tackled by the older pupils whilst the Year Group pages try to give a sense of what life is like at that stage of school development.

  • school life

    Life at The Minster School

    Pupils in the Pre-Prep are, largely, taught by a single form teacher who is supported by a classroom assistant. Pre-Prep classes tend to have a ratio of 16 pupils to two adults. For some subjects (such as music, ICT etc.), pupils may be taught by a subject specialist. The Pre-Prep children and their curriculum are under the day to day supervsion of the Head of the Pre-Prep department but, whilst they have their own building and grounds, they are very much an integral part of one school.

    At Year 3, pupils progress to the Prep department in the Main School. Here they are still under the watchful eye of a form teacher, though they do start to visit more subject specialists. By the time pupils are in Year 5, lessons are largely subject based. However, the intimate nature of the school and the excellent staff-pupil relationships mean that pastoral oversight is clear. There is also a House structure which gives the opportunity for pupils to mix across the age ranges. These Houses are a focus for sports competitions and for raising money for charitable causes through a series of pupil-led initiatives each term.

    Daily life is a busy mix of academic work, sport, music, art & drama. Pupils are equally busy after school. The best way to get a real sense of the place is to come and visit us.