Pre-Prep (Years 1-5)

The Pre-Prep curriculum is both fun and challenging. A bespoke plan is created by the Lower School teachers at the beginning of each year.

Broadly speaking, the year is divided into six half-termly ‘Themes’ that drive the focus of the curriculum. The class teacher teaches a vast majority of the curriculum. English and Mathematics are taught both as discrete subjects and as linked units to the half-termly Theme work.

Teachers ensure their teaching is exciting and engaging, using creative “Hooks to Learning” for themes which have included:  Trips to a container ship, a visit to school from Rainforest animals, an African Drumming workshop, a Chinese Shadow Puppet theatre company, marmalade footprints left by Paddington Bear and the discovery of a giant dinosaur egg in the playground.

Each class in the Pre-Prep School receives specialist teaching in Music, Swimming, Chinese and a further language option of French or Spanish from Year 3.

Head of Lower School

Mrs. Kate Gower (Greenwich University) from The Pines School, England

Mrs. Gower holds a BSc. degree in Environmental Earth Science from the University of Greenwich, TEFLA from the British Council Hong Kong and PGCE from King Alfred's, Winchester. She gained her NPQH in 2008 from the NCL UK. Her teaching career to date has included posts in Hong Kong, the Middle East and England.  

Mrs. Gower was appointed as Head of Lower School at Harrow Hong Kong in August 2015. She is the Deputy Designated Lead for Child Protection and Safeguarding at Harrow Hong Kong and sits on the Pastoral Support Committee.

Lower School Prospectus