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16 Peppard Road
Reading RG4 8JZ
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Caversham Prep
An inspirational, small family led prep school nurturing boys and girls from ages 3 to 11 in the heart of Reading
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Extra-Curricular Opportunities

A wide range of Extra-Curricular opportunities are on offer before and after school and some run at lunchtime. The children can try something new, improve an existing hobby, or simply do something for the fun of it!

Activities are run by a combination of school staff and outside specialists who lead some of the activities. Many of the activities change each term although a core of popular activities stay on our timetable because the children want them to. We run around 20 clubs per week.

The excellent extra-curricular programme provides a wide range of options to suit all tastes. The current programme includes an eco-club, chess, gardening, art and crafts, team-building, dance and sports. - Independent Schools Inspectorate.

Caversham Prep pupil taking part in extra-curricular activities

Our Clubs have included:
Art AttackBikeabilityBoard GamesCanoeing
Chess ClubChoirCodingConstruction
CookeryCreative WritingCritical Thinking ClubCross Country
Crazy CraftsCricketDare to DebateHockey
ECOEnsembleFencingFirst Aid
Junk ModellingKnittingLatinLAMDA
LegoLibrary ClubMaths ClubMindfulness
Multi-SportsHama BeadsNetballNewspaper Club
PhotographySewingShakespeare ClubSpanish
Story ClubStreet DanceTennisYoga

Caversham Pupil learning a musical instrument

Music Tuition

Music is excellent. Almost half of the pupils play a musical instrument and are given excellent opportunities to perform to the school and to the wider public. - ISI Inspection

The musical life of the school is important to us. Miss Mason our full-time Head of Music was a Marlborough Music Scholar and has a music degree and is a qualified teacher. She brings enthusiasm and expertise to the music curriculum and is helped by three peripatetic music teachers who teach wind, piano, violin and guitar.

Children take and achieve grade exams and scholarships both at Caversham Prep and to Senior Schools.
Our instrumentalists play music in front of an audience as often as possible, for example at Achievement Assemblies, School Concerts, Breakfast Concerts and School Plays. They also join other schools for music festivals such as the Reading Schools Festival at the Hexagon Theatre and enjoy singing workshops with professional singers.

All Year 2 children learn to play the recorder in class so that all the children are given the chance to play a musical instrument and experience playing music together.

Our choir and ensemble sing and play at every big school occasion. 

We offer individual lessons in:
Music TheoryRecorder
Violin    Voice

Caversham Pupil during a LAMDA Class


The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts offers a wide range of graded examinations helping our children grow in confidence, find their voice and perform to the very best of their ability.
From the elocution examinations of the past to today’s practical communication and performance assessments, LAMDA provides each and every learner with the skills and confidence to succeed in life. 

The LAMDA Team

The LAMDA team at Caversham Preparatory School, consisting presently of three teachers, passionately believe in the benefits LAMDA brings to their pupils who can begin their LAMDA journey as young as four years old. Working with poetry, novels, and play scripts means that LAMDA also sports the National Curriculum Literacy and English programme, while our older pupils can enjoy the challenge of taking grades in Musical Theatre and Public Speaking, in preparation for their transition to senior school.

Drama Scholarships

We have a tradition of winning Drama and Performing Arts Scholarships to Queen Anne’s School, The Abbey School, The Oratory School, Reddham House School and St Joseph’s College. This has been helped by the children taking LAMDA lessons and the support of our LAMDA department.  

Harry Potter 

We are very excited for Grace Gillespie who has just finished firming as one of nine 'Hogwarts Students' at Warner Brothers Film Studios for the next J .K. Rawling’s feature film: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

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