Pre-Prep

Pastoral Care
We aim to create an environment where our children feel valued and secure so they can thrive and achieve to the best of their ability. We know that happy children learn best. By celebrating all successes, whether big or small, Pre Prep children are supported in developing positive self-esteem which in turn impacts their learning. We encourage them to develop a tolerance and sensitivity towards others so all children have a sense of belonging.

Curriculum
We strive to ensure that children enjoy learning both inside and outside the classroom, through a broad and balanced curriculum. Understanding is just as important as knowledge so developing an understanding of perseverance and of the need for effort encourages children to become determined and resilient learners. We offer a stimulating and challenging environment where individual needs are met and each child can take risks in their learning to develop their stamina.
Year 3 children have their first taste of taking part in competitive sport against other Prep Schools or joining in with Wednesday active activities such as forest school, basketball, board games, drama, quizzes, brain training.

School Day
Arrival time from 8.00
Registration at 8.20
8.30 – 9.00   Assembly/ house meetings / form time/ singing practice
9.00 Lessons begin
10.20 playtime
10.40- 12.00 Lessons
!2.00- 1.00 Lunch / playtime
1.00- 2.00 Lessons
2.00- 2.20 - playtime
2.20- 4.15 Lessons
4.15      Dismissal / After School club/ Extra Curricular Activities
5.30      End of After School Club
 
Extra Curricular Activities
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, dance, choir etc. There are also clubs offered by external instructors including ballet, tap, fencing, basketball, sailing; 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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