preparatory school

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An independent school for day pupils or boarders aged up to 13 years. Its name derives from its role in preparing its pupils for selective examinations: the Eleven Plus or the Common Entrance Examination for independent secondary schools. Such schools do not necessarily follow the national curriculum. For example, they will offer Latin and French for pupils preparing for the Common Entrance Examination. They are often referred to by the abbreviated form ‘prep school’.

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