The Senior Prep incorporates Years 5-8.


Our educational philosophy is centered around fostering a growth mindset and enforcing a positive can-do approach where children are left with a thirst to take risks and enjoy challenges, equipping them for life in the 21st century. 

The Senior Prep at Terra Nova School is vibrant, challenging and inclusive: a place for pupils to grow into responsible young adults as they learn together in a thriving environment.


We strive to offer our pupils a holistic education that both welcomes and celebrates diversity. We focus on academic excellence, social responsibility, and high-quality achievement in Sport, Music and Performing Arts, Design Technology and Art.

Our exceptional staff bring character and richness to the life of the school. Our pupils have high academic aspirations, achieve success in examinations, and develop a curiosity and desire to learn that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. We see no limit to potential and educate our pupils to secure places at the UK’s leading senior schools. This requires our curriculum to be flexible and to focus upon the higher-order skills of collaboration, communication, and creative problem-solving. 

High-quality learning blends academic rigour with the development of character and personal wellbeing. We believe a positive and nurturing environment, driven by our school values, enables our community to flourish. The School also focuses on the individual and strives to develop leadership skills and character strengths in each of our pupils, encouraging them to be the best that they can be. As a result, our pupils are prepared not just for their senior school years, but for life.