We believe that pupils should explore science through hands-on practical activities. From Year 5, pupils are encouraged to undertake their own experimental work in fully equipped laboratories with experienced specialist teachers supported by a qualified laboratory technician. We are keen to encourage their curiosity, independent thought and to take risks with their learning.
We prepare our pupils for the Common Entrance Examination in Year 8 and have a Scholarship Science Programme for the more able pupils.
Pupils at Repton Prep benefit from regular extra-curricular trips to support their Science education. Year 5 visit ‘ThinkTank’ in Birmingham, we run a weekend trip to the Cranedale Centre in North Yorkshire for Year 6 pupils and Year 7 visit the National Space Centre.
Younger pupils in the school have the opportunity to attend our Science Club, where we endeavour to inspire a love of Science in a fun and safe environment allowing them to try out exciting experiments.
Older pupils can get involved in our Chemistry Club. They have plenty of opportunities to experience Chemistry at its best. We take a team of four budding chemists to a local university every year to compete in the Salter’s and Royal Society of Chemistry Festival of Chemistry.
We produce competent young scientists equipped with the skills and enthusiasm to tackle Science at their senior school.