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Lower Preparatory

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Structured learning is based on an 08.50 to 15.15 programme of activities for the Lower Preparatory Department, under the guidance and supervision of fully-qualified staff. The Senior and Upper Preparatory Departments both start at 08.50 with lessons based on an eight period day. The Upper Preparatory Department finishes at 15.30, whilst the Senior Department finishes at 15.35.

To cater for the needs of the modern family, the school provides fully-supervised, extended caring hours 07.45 to 18.00 hrs each day. Further information can be obtained about this from the main body of the prospectus.

Lower Preparatory Department

The introduction to the regime of the educational institution is carefully planned and monitored, to ensure the foundation of positive and confident attitudes to school and life.


The child’s day is designed to develop and encourage individual talents and maintain and maximise personal potential. This is achieved in a caring and secure family environment under the supervision of well-qualified, experienced and sympathetic staff.


The school benefits from individual year group class rooms and a gymnasium. French and Music are taught by specialist staff from Year 1. The pupils have a secure tarmacadamed playground with a safety surface. Cooked meals are available for children,ordered on a termly basis, or they can bring their own lunch and snacks. Milk is also available for the morning break.

Diary Dates

Academic Year 2017-18
17 May 2017 - 31 August 2018

Latest News

WE Robert Cobbold from WE visited the school to raise issues of homelessness. He held workshops with pupils from Year 7, 8 and 9
Youth Parliament Candidates were shortlisted for the member of Youth Parliament for Rochdale borough

Latest Sports Results

Senior House Gala
The Senior House Swimming Gala was held this year at Castleton.
Key Stage 2 Basketball
Eight children from Year 5 and Year 6 were asked to represent Beech House School in a 5-a-side Basketball tournament against other local primary schools.


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