Pre-Prep

Pastoral Care
Great care is taken to ensure that children in our Reception classes immediately feel a part of ‘big school’. They are welcomed at the gate not just by teachers but also by a buddy in Year 8 with whom a strong bond develops, they are allocated to one of our four houses and thoroughly enjoy our House support and competitive spirit. They attend specialist classes at the main school on Wednesdays and they join Pre Prep Assemblies, hymn practice and whole school events.
However, they also benefit from their own carefully designed, eco-friendly  classrooms and play area at our Glebe Villas site, where they can enjoy the nature trail and sports pitches, a haven for them and an oasis for outdoor learning. This makes the transition from nursery to Pre-Prep schooling an easy one for them and enables play and learning to be subtly blended.

Curriculum
Highly qualified Reception teachers and Teaching Assistants ensure a very generous staff/pupil ratio of 1:8 enabling the individual attention and close monitoring so important to achieving Early Years’ Learning Goals and strong pastoral support. The majority exceed the seven Early Years’ Learning Goals within a happy, caring learning environment and all thrive on learning which revolves around the interests of the child and his or her natural curiosity.
 
School Day
Arrival time from 8.00am. Reception children are met by their buddy and taken to the playground.
Registration at 8.20
Reception children go to Glebe Villas or House meetings/ assembly, singing practice.
8.45 Lessons begin
10.00 playtime
10.20- 12.00 Lessons
!2.00-1.00 Lunch / playtime
1.00-3.20pm Lessons / outdoor learning
3.30 Return to the main site for dismissal or after school club/ extra curricular activities
5.30 End of After School Club

Extra Curricular
After school care is provided in our After School Club which is based in the Year 1 classrooms and outside play area. There is no charge for this up until 4.30pm and a nominal charge from 4.30-5.30. Children may attend a variety of extra curricular activities run by teachers which are free of charge. These include such activities as - reading, colouring, Spanish, model building, etc.

There are also clubs offered by external instructors including ballet, tap, football; instructors charge for these sessions. The school office contact parents with information on all available clubs so that bookings can be made ahead of each term.

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