Welcome to Pre-Prep

I am delighted to welcome you to Phase 2 at Holmwood, our Pre-Prep for Years 2 and 3. Our amazing team of dedicated and enthusiastic class teachers and assistants work tirelessly to provide a broad, balanced and inspiring curriculum which ignites wonder and sparks curiosity.

Phase 2 builds seamlessly on the learning skills and independence developed in Phase 1, whilst preparing the children for the enhanced learning, curriculum and responsibility required in the future. As children progress through Years 2 and 3, they are gradually introduced to more specialist teachers and a wider variety of activities, thus allowing the children to develop their independence and responsibility within a safe and controlled structure.

Children continue to develop their learning skills through the use of the school’s 5Rs. Pupils are encouraged to demonstrate skills to enable them to be Resilient Rhinos, Resourceful Racoons, Responsible Reindeers, Reasoning Ravens or Reflective Rabbits! Weekly awards are presented in recognition of these skills.

Good behaviour and positive attitudes towards self and others are actively encouraged at all times and we have an excellent pastoral system to support this. Additionally, the Golden Rules are introduced and reinforced in lesson times as well as through the presentation of a weekly Golden Award winner for each class in assembly.

It is my pleasure to work closely with parents and children and to be a part of their amazing learning journey.

Mrs T L Boddice
Head of Phase 2


Holmwood House Nursery

151 Coach Road, Great Horkesley,
Essex CO6 4DX
T: (01206) 273 827
E: nurserymanager@holmwood.house


Holmwood House School

Chitts Hill, Lexden,
Essex CO3 9ST
T: (01206) 574305
E: office@holmwood.house