The Danes Hill Journey
At Danes Hill, we aim to take every child in our care on a most extraordinary journey.
We welcome boys and girls from the age of rising three into Bevendean, our Pre-Prep school, and through the years, we watch the children grow, develop and mature into confident, independent teenagers who will have been given the skills they need to settle into senior education.
The combination of our dedicated and talented teachers, an inspiring curriculum and 55 acres of beautiful grounds with exceptional facilities makes Danes Hill the perfect place for your child to start their educational journey.
Our children begin their Danes Hill education in Mini Transition at Bevendean – our Pre-Prep School - which is situated on a separate, self-contained site in the heart of Oxshott village. In Pre-Prep, there is always something to prepare for and look forward to. It has also recently undergone a major rebuilding programme providing state-of-the-art classrooms and facilities. The emphasis at these early stages is on learning through play, laying down the key numeracy and literacy skills. All children enjoy specialist French and Spanish teaching from aged three. Bevendean also has its own swimming pool, library, ICT and art rooms.
In Year 2, pupils move to the Main School, where the emphasis is on developing pupils’ independence and self-motivation. All children now have specialist teaching in Art, Drama, Design Technology and Music, and as they progress through the school their academic subjects are increasingly delivered by specialist staff too.
The Main School is divided into the Lower School (Years 2 and 3), Middle School (Years 4 and 5), and Upper School (Years 6 to 8). Each section has its own Head, its own assemblies and traditions, and very much its own ethos. Children are encouraged to feel allegiance to their own particular section of the school, and this sectional subdivision ensures that the school never feels overwhelmingly big, a strength remarked upon in successive school inspection reports. Below shows how your child will progress through Danes Hill:
Developing A love for learning
Rising 3-6 year olds
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New excitements and challenges
6-8 year olds
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Increasing in confidence and independence
8-11 year olds
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Responsibility, opportunity and achievement
11-13 year olds
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