Our Pre-Prep comprises girls in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Our Early Years also sit under the Pre-Prep umbrella. A dedicated team of teachers and teaching assistants work to ensure our girls are happy, motivated and confident, ready for their transition into Prep School. We strive to create a supportive, nurturing environment where children can flourish, enabling them to achieve their individual potential.
“Pupils have highly developed study skills which are advanced for their age by the time they leave the school, due to the leadership’s implementation of effective teaching and learning strategies and because of sensitive challenge in a supportive environment. Pupils readily think for themselves, focus well and show perseverance and determination to do their best and acquire high-order thinking skills which they instinctively apply to all areas of learning.” ISI Focused Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection Report 2022
Learning is based around half-termly topics linked to as many subjects as possible. This themed approach keeps learning fun and gives us greater flexibility.
Wherever possible the girls learn practically and in a ‘hands on’ manner, learning is supplemented with in-house events, parent speakers and school trips.
All Pre-Prep girls enjoy the Woodland School at Maltman’s Green, which offers a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor education. We have a bird hide, mud kitchen, bug hotel, fire pit and plenty of trees and shrubbery to explore. Woodland and landscaped areas are dotted throughout the grounds and all girls have access to natural areas during playtime.
A timetabled, weekly PSHE lesson enables us to deliver ‘Jigsaw’, our whole school, consistent approach to Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE). It brings these strands together alongside the development of emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development opportunities are mapped throughout, including British Values. All of the puzzle pieces of learning are brought together to form a cohesive picture, helping children to understand and value who they are, and make sense of how they relate to other people in the world.