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Welcome to Pre-Prep


Birkenhead School Pre-Prep is the second phase in the Early Years Provision at the School.  It is an exciting and fun environment with lots going on to engage, entertain and develop the children.  

Pre-Prep area is busy and active with lots going on to engage, entertain and develop children. We work hard to provide enabling environments that stimulate, excite and intrigue the children so that they are curious to see and do more. All these experiences help to shape their indivdual development and build the foundations for future success, wellbeing and lifelong learning.
In Early Years children learn through play. Children can become deeply involved in place, taking things they already know and combining them in new ways to increase their understanding and build on existing learning. Children take part in a wide range of activities including Yoga, Dance, Mystery Readers, participation in the Prep’s annual Sports Day, as well as Christmas and Summer performances.  Children make friendships with their peers and across different year groups and a highlight of each week is when Year 6 ‘Reading Buddies’ read with our younger children in the Pre-Prep.

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I warmly invite you to visit our Pre-Prep and see what makes us a special place for your child’s pre-school education and how it provides an excellent and secure foundation for them to make the move to School after their fourth birthday.  


Mrs Sam Mason
Head of Early Years

Pre-Prep News

Launch of Squirrels in Little School

Launch of Squirrels in Little School

Birkenhead School is one of 4 Scout groups across Merseyside selected to run their exciting, new Squirrels programme.

Furry Ears in Early Years!

Furry Ears in Early Years!

Over the last few months, we have had a few furry friends stay with us in Early Years - guinea pigs, Luna (grey) and Kiki (brown). The children and staff have loved getting to know and playing with the little fellows. The pigs take turns visiting the different age groups, from Under 2s to Pre-Prep; the children can have them on their knees, stroke them, and brush them. They feed them their favourite food, which is spinach, kale or cucumber.

Birkenhead School's Charity Mission

Birkenhead School's Charity Mission

"At the time of writing in Michaelmas term, Birkenhead School has been a charitable agent for over £11,000 in money and over a tonne of food, gifts, toys, parcels and the like. We have moved like an army on a mission to bring about change. We have worked together, generously and lovingly. In this COVID year, this School has displayed such community care in an inspirational way. Thank you all for your efforts" - Father Mark

Key Facts

Since September 2017, Pre-Prep is open 50 weeks of the year

Pre-Prep children benefit from the wider School facilities 

The Pre-Prep team are graduates or qualified teachers

Forest School and outdoor learning are important parts of life in Pre-Prep.