Prep School Facilities
Our Nursery and Prep School pupils enjoy modern, purpose-built and secure buildings in a separate area of the school in our walled garden.
Nursery to Year 1 are housed in the Orchard Building, a bright and welcoming environment where you will also find the Prep School hall where Lower Prep assemblies, breakfast and after-school club are held.
Next door is the Garden Building, home to our Upper Prep pupils from Year 2 to Year 6.
The Prep School is well equipped with a library area, interactive technology and white boards and there is a rolling programme of improvement of ICT facilities. Older pupils also use the computer suites housed in the Senior School.
Between the two Prep buildings are playgrounds exclusively for Nursery and Prep children. Nursery and Reception pupils have their own enclosed area with climbing frame, slide, sandpit, ride-on toys and other outdoor play equipment.
Year 1 and 2 pupils have a generous grass and concrete play area with a trim trail and outdoor play equipment including football goal and netball hoop.
Pupils in Years 3-6 can play in our main gardens and woods and also enjoy an impressive wooden climbing frame with a slide and a play fort in the woods.
Prep pupils also benefit from other school facilities such as our indoor heated swimming pool, sports field, tennis courts, sports hall and music rooms.
Upper Prep pupils have lessons in Senior School science laboratories, food and technology room and design and technology workshop.
Outdoor learning at HOHS
Pupils from Years 3 and up are actively encouraged to make the most of our wonderful grounds at playtime, including our woods with play fort and child-friendly trees to climb, fields, Friendship Garden and orchard with many local varieties of apples, pears and cherry trees.
Gardener Mr Young gets the children involved in planting and growing projects, and we have our own beehive producing honey and wildlife pond for pond-dipping and other min-beast adventures.
From Nursery up, teachers and after-school club organisers also regularly make use of our gardens and grounds for exciting outdoor learning in all seasons, introducing the children to a wide range of nature-based activities from treasure hunts to leaf printing, plant biology, outdoor cooking and much more.