The School’s Pre-Preparatory Department admits boys from the ages of four to six.
The Head of Department oversees the boy’s development from Reception through to Year Two, after which they join the Main School at seven plus.
The class teachers each work with a classroom assistant, providing a good pupil teacher ratio so that there is ample scope for individual help and support.
The emphasis is on the acquisition and development of basic skills in literacy and numeracy, and this is combined with a range of work and constructive play to fill the boys’ lives with inspiration, stimulation and fun.
Perseverance, creativity and independence are fostered through practical hands-on experience, investigations and a range of other activities.
Some skills, such as phonics and number bonds, have a formal element in their teaching and learning, but all are applied in a range of situations to enhance understanding. Boys read, and are read to, daily.
Throughout the Pre-Prep, boys are expected to try their best, treat others with kindness, to listen and to take responsibility for their actions. The School's ethos is of kindness and endeavour.
We hope to build a strong foundation of skills, confidence and understanding, for a lifetime of learning.
Pupils are well educated, ensuring that the school's aim of allowing pupils to gain a full and rounded education is largely fulfilled.
Independent Schools Inspectorate
Many congratulations to all the boys in Year 8 who sat Common Entrance last week. They have all passed into their senior schools with some very impressive results indeed!
Our boys will be attending the following Senior Schools:- City of London 4, 1 on an Academic Scholarship. Haileybury 1, UCS 2, Oakham 1, St Albans 1 on a Sports Scholarship. Merchiston Castle 1, Mill Hill 2, Wetherby 1 and Westminster 1, through the Westminster Challenge.
Well done to our boys!
Jun 20th, 2016 - FULL ARTICLE
For the weekly newsletter, the termly calendar and information for current pupils and parents.
Term Begins Wednesday 4th January
Half Term 13 to 17 February
Term Ends Wednesday 29 March
Term Begins Tuesday 18 April
Half Term 29 May to 2nd June
Term Ends Friday 7 July