Moulsford Prep School Announces New State-of-the-Art Pre-Prep Building

Moulsford Prep School is delighted to announce that construction of their new Pre-Prep will commence in May 2021. This new state-of-the-art building will be open for September 2022.

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The new Pre-Prep will be home to a Pre-School, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. The Pre-School is a new venture for the school, and will be for boys and girls who have turned 3 years old. There are no plans for any other year groups in the school to be co-educational, and from Reception onwards (as now) Moulsford will focus on delivering an outstanding education for boys.

Mr Beardmore-Gray, Headmaster at Moulsford commented, “At Moulsford, we believe that it’s the people within our community – teachers, support staff, boys and their families – who make our school extra special. However, the surroundings and facilities do make a significant difference to the overall educational experience. Therefore we are delighted that this new building will provide more space and more opportunities, both for the younger boys and the boys across the road on our existing Prep School site.

“Sabrina McMann, Head of Pre-Prep, will be central in shaping the future of this very exciting project for Moulsford. Both Sabrina and the Moulsford team will ensure that the interior design includes everything required for the provision of an outstanding learning space and education for your children.”

The building has been carefully planned by the school architect to incorporate eco-friendly systems such as solar panels and air source heat pumps to provide underfloor heating, and there will be natural ventilation through roof turrets. Green roofs will cover flat roof areas, and extensive planting and landscaping with wild flower meadows will enhance the external areas. The traditional black painted wood-framed structure with a pitch-tiled roof is in keeping with the Chiltern farmyard barn style of the surrounding area.

The U-shaped layout allows for separate outdoor playing areas for the children, accessed direct from classrooms, with a central courtyard play area and soft all-weather flooring. The surrounding field will provide plenty of space for outdoor learning, and the Pre-Prep will have its own entrance and drop-off zone.

Mrs McMann said, “While the Pre-Prep will be on a separate site across the road from the current buildings, Moulsford will be one school with lots of interaction between the Pre-Prep and the Prep School giving boys the chance to enjoy everything that Moulsford has to offer.”

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