We aim to instil in our pupils a love of learning that will take them through to their senior schools and beyond into their adult lives. Through enthusiastic, inspiring teaching, excellent resources, and a broad and balanced curriculum, pupils are prepared for this both academically and socially.
We use the National Curriculum as a rudder to steer our curriculum, but we enhance, extend and build upon it in order to stimulate and challenge each pupil. We have high expectations of our pupils and track progress carefully so that the standard and pace of the work suits the individual and ensures that all fulfil their potential.
English and Mathematics
English and Mathematics are taught every day. The pupils are grouped for Mathematics and in all other subjects work is differentiated appropriately.
Three periods a week are devoted to Science and the science laboratory is used by pupils in Prep 5 and 6.
History and Geography provide a rich stimulus for cross-curricular work. These subjects are supported by educational workshops, visits to places of interest, art galleries and museums.
The French programme is multi-sensory and the emphasis is upon songs, games, stories and role-play. As the pupils progress they move naturally into the more formal aspects of language study. Latin is introduced in Prep 6.
Religious Education is taught weekly and involves the study of world religions through an understanding of the multi-faith society. This curriculum is enriched by visits to a variety of places of worship and through assemblies in which the pupils have an opportunity to share their learning, their knowledge and experiences.
Computing is an integral part of the curriculum and the Prep School is especially well resourced in this area with all pupils able make use of suites of iPads as well conventional desktop computers.
Personal, Social, Citizenship and Health Education is taught through a structured programme in the Prep School.