Beyond the Classroom

Learning outside the classroom is an important component of a child's education.

There is never a dull moment at Casterton, Sedbergh Preparatory School. With our unique location in the beautiful playground that is the Yorkshire Dales National Park, close to the Lake District in the North West of England, the Prep School provides an impressive range of extra-curricular activities that will engage any pupil.

In addition to more than 20 sports, pupils have immediate access to numerous outdoor pursuits, including sailing, fell walking, climbing, horse riding and ghyll scrambling, in addition to caring for our school chickens, goats and rabbits!

The setting of the Prep School also offers an inspiring backdrop for budding young artists, and an extended classroom to give vivid life to subjects such as Geography, Geology and Natural History.

In addition, The Prep School hosts academic societies, poetry readings and debating competitions as well as English Speaking Board examinations to further expand pupils’ curiosity and confidence. The recently introduced ballet and jazz dance lessons are proving very popular, as are clubs for those interested in chess, archaeology, conservation - and many more activities besides.