Independent Pre-Preparatory and Preparatory School
for boys in Hampstead, London NW3
There is a straightforward set of School Rules, governing movement around the School, appearance and demeanour, and setting out the School's expectations of the normal standards of polite behaviour, conduct and care for others.
Boys are encouraged to apply common sense in every situation, to think of others, to share and play inclusively, and to learn the skills of both teamwork and initiative.
The boys are encouraged to share any concerns with their class teacher or other staff members, and all matters raised are carefully looked into. The School's ethos is such that bullying or persistent unkindness are extremely rare and the boys know that such behaviour would be wholly unacceptable, and dealt with immediately.
Positive encouragement is the basis of motivation at Lyndhurst House. A formalised system is also in place throughout the School to recognise good work, effort, courtesy, and other qualities.
No boy should be absent during School hours except on account of illness, or, in exceptional circumstances, with the permission of the Headmaster. Parents are asked to ensure full attendance during term-time, and avoid arranging appointments, social events, or holidays during term-time. A note of explanation must always be produced for any absence from School.
No allowance for fees can be made for absence. However, there is an insurance scheme for illness available to which the School can refer parents. Details are available from the School Office.
Parents are asked not to send their sons to School if they appear unwell. Ailments or injuries that occur at School are dealt with by the first-aider as appropriate, and a boy will be returned to the care of home as soon as possible, if necessary. Appropriate action is taken in the case of an emergency, when the School will seek to contact parents. However, in any emergency, the School reserves the right to act in loco parentis.
The boys' Health and Safety is kept under careful review and the School has thorough and up-to-date policies to this end, and regular risk assessments are carried out.