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Rosemead Preparatory School

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Prep Curriculum

At Rosemead Preparatory School, we believe in providing a modern, forward-thinking curriculum that engages and inspires our children. Our curriculum is designed to foster a love for learning while covering essential subjects such as History, Geography, English, Maths, Science, Computing, Art, Sport, PE, Spanish, and Music.


We integrate our English curriculum with the topics covered by each year group. This approach ensures that children develop their English skills while exploring relevant content. Furthermore, we place a strong emphasis on Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar, preparing our children for their 11+ assessments and providing them with a solid foundation for future success.


Our maths curriculum is based on the highly acclaimed White Rose Maths program, which forms the backbone of our teaching. While we adhere to this framework, our teachers are encouraged to extend beyond it, creating vibrant and exciting lessons that captivate children’s imaginations. This approach allows for a more personalised learning experience, tailored to meet the needs of every child.


At Rosemead, we believe that science is an essential part of understanding the world around us. We link our science curriculum to the topics covered in each year group, ensuring that children can apply scientific principles to real-world contexts. Throughout the academic year, we cover a range of scientific topics, including Plants, Animals Including Humans, Living Things and their Habitats, Space, and Materials.


In our increasingly digital world, computer literacy is vital. At Rosemead, we prioritise teaching e-safety, equipping our children with the necessary skills to navigate the online world responsibly. We make use of Google's exceptional resources for this purpose. Additionally, we expand our children’s knowledge of coding through Scratch, fostering their creativity and problem-solving abilities. With 1:1 device access from Year 4 to 6, children have the opportunity to enhance their learning using Chromebooks. We also introduce AI software, Century Tech, into the curriculum from Year 4 onwards, exposing children at Rosemead to cutting-edge technologies.

History and Geography

At Rosemead, we teach History and Geography through a thematic-based approach. Each year group explores three exciting topics throughout the academic year, allowing children to delve deep into various aspects of these subjects. By linking all subjects to the chosen topics, we create a holistic learning experience that enhances children’s understanding and makes their education more meaningful.

Year Autumn Spring Summer
Year 3 Celts, Romans and Vikings Ancient Egypt Space
Year 4 The Tudors India Food Glorious Food
Year 5 Ancient Greeks World War 2 Rainforests
Year 6 Extreme Earth Who Do You Think You Are? Victorians


Rosemead is dedicated to providing an exceptional art education for its children. From Year 3 to Year 6, art is taught by a specialist art teacher who is highly skilled in the field. The school has a proven track record of success, with many of its children achieving art scholarships during the 11+ process.

The school has won numerous national-level art awards at various competitions, which attests to the high quality of art education provided. These awards reflect the creativity and skills that children have developed through the art program at Rosemead.

In addition to classroom learning, the school also offers students art-based educational visits to a pottery centre and workshops at the Dulwich Art Gallery. These experiences allow children to engage with art in a variety of contexts and gain a deeper understanding of art history and practice.

The school's commitment to providing a well-rounded art program reflects its dedication to nurturing the whole child. Through art, children develop their creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, which are valuable in all areas of life. Rosemead's outstanding art provision sets it apart as a leader in providing a comprehensive and exceptional education for its children.


Rosemead is renowned for its exceptional music provision, which is overseen by the Director of Music and a team of peripatetic music staff. The school offers a comprehensive music program that enables children to learn any instrument of their choice. Starting in Year 1, all pupils receive violin lessons, and as they progress through the school, they can specialise in a range of instruments.

The school's commitment to music education is evident in the yearly participation of children in the ABRSM Music examinations. Through these examinations, pupils have the opportunity to showcase their talent and receive recognition for their hard work.

Music plays a vital role in the school's curriculum and is showcased through various events, such as School Productions, Spring Choral Concerts, Orchestra Teas, Open Days, Assemblies, and Christmas Concerts. These events provide pupils with opportunities to perform in front of an audience and hone their musical skills.

The music program at Rosemead is a vibrant and inclusive community that encourages children to develop their passion for music. With a focus on individualised learning, pupils can receive personalised attention and support from the dedicated music staff. The school's commitment to outstanding music provision is a testament to its dedication to providing a well-rounded education that fosters creativity and fosters lifelong learning.


Discover the vibrant world of drama at Rosemead, where creativity takes centre stage, and every child's talent shines brightly. Our Drama provision is not just an extracurricular activity; it's an integral part of our educational experience.

In recent years, we're proud to share that our children have achieved a remarkable 100% success rate in LAMDA exams, consistently earning distinctions that reflect their dedication and passion for the dramatic arts. But it doesn't stop there. We believe in providing every child with the opportunity to perform, and that's why we stage numerous school shows throughout the year. These productions are a testament to our commitment to nurturing the talents of each and every child.

Drama isn't confined to the stage; it spills over into the heart of our school. From class assemblies that showcase our children’s storytelling abilities to competition in House Competitions, drama is a dynamic force that enriches our entire school community.

At Rosemead, drama isn't just an option; it's a vibrant and essential thread in the tapestry of our educational journey. Join us in celebrating the world of drama, where every child gets a chance to shine, and where distinctions are just the beginning of their artistic journey.

Physical Education

Physical Education (PE) at Rosemead School is exceptional, with a track record of success in a variety of sports. The school has achieved qualification for the Football, Netball, and Hockey National Finals in recent years. Children at Rosemead have access to an extensive range of sports clubs, including cross country, tag rugby, tennis, athletics, and cricket.

PE lessons take place at the school, while Games lessons happen on Rosendale playing fields, which are situated nearby. This setup provides children with an opportunity to explore different sporting activities and develop their skills in a variety of contexts.

Swimming is also an important part of the PE curriculum, with weekly lessons offered to children from Year 1 to Year 6. This ensures that they have the opportunity to develop essential swimming skills, which are not only important for physical fitness but also for safety in and around water.

The focus on sports at Rosemead is not only on achieving success in competitions but also on fostering a lifelong love of physical activity. By offering a diverse range of sporting opportunities, children can explore and find a sport that they enjoy and continue to pursue throughout their lives.

Rosemead provides an excellent foundation for children to develop their physical fitness and sporting skills. With a focus on a range of sports and a commitment to providing high-quality PE lessons, the school offers a supportive and nurturing environment for children to thrive.


Rosemead  is committed to providing children with a well-rounded education that includes a focus on foreign languages. As part of its curriculum, the school offers the Spanish language to its children.

The Spanish programme at Rosemead is designed to provide children with a solid foundation in the language, with a focus on developing their proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The program is taught by an experienced and highly qualified teacher who is fluent in Spanish and who has a deep understanding of the language and culture.

The Spanish curriculum at Rosemead is designed to be engaging and interactive, with a variety of teaching approaches used to help children learn and retain new information from Nursery to Year 6. Children are exposed to a wide range of authentic Spanish materials, including literature, music, and films, to help them build their language skills and cultural awareness.