We are proud to announce that Jeddah Prep and Grammar School has been featured in the "Ones to Watch" list of The 2023 Schools Index by Carfax Education, the leading international index of the very best private boarding and day schools, from different regions across the globe.

Early Years Foundation Stage

On behalf of everyone here at Jeddah Prep and Grammar School, WELCOME to a new and exciting stage in your child’s life. During their time in the EYFS, your child will make new friends, enjoy new experiences and learn the vital skills of reading and writing.

Our staff work hard to help children achieve their very best and meet the Early Learning Goals set out for them. We do this by presenting them with a range of memorable learning opportunities that they can access inside their classroom and in their outdoor learning classroom.

Much of their learning is play-based and builds on their own experiences. We strongly believe that a solid partnership between home and school helps children to flourish and we continually encourage parents to engage in their child’s learning.

We, teachers and parents, have the chance to work as partners to ensure that by the end of Reception, your child will have a positive attitude towards their education based on social and academic confidence.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development through which children gain confidence and self-awareness, the ability to manage their feelings and behaviour and learn about building effective relationships with others.


Communication and Language through which children learn about listening, attention, understanding and speaking. Physical Development which emphasises gross and fine motor skills in moving and handling, as well as health and self-care.

Literacy: Early reading and writing skills, explicit daily teaching of phonics, recognising common and irregular words, reading and understanding simple sentences and talking about what they have read; children will begin to use their phonic knowledge to build and write words and construct simple sentences.

Mathematics: Based around counting reliably from 1-20, understanding number order, and beginning simple addition and subtraction; children will also experience solving mathematical problems by talking about shapes, weight, capacity, time, money, halving, and measuring and comparing everyday objects.



Understanding the world: Enables children to base their learning on what they understand of the world around them through talking about past and present events within their own families, being aware of the differences and similarities between others and among families, communities and traditions; children will observe the differences in their environment, learn about plants and animals and talk about changes. They will also use a range of different technologies, selecting and using them for different purposes.

Expressive Arts and Design: Children will sing songs and create their own music and dance. They explore a range of materials, tools and techniques to look at different colours, design and texture in their artwork and are given opportunities to be imaginative through art, music, role-play and stories.