The Junior Preparatory department strives to make every pupil feel happy, secure, valued and confident. The staff encourage pupils to think for themselves, and to develop self-control, independence and a sense of achievement through their learning. Our aim is to support classroom teaching and learning, including use of the wider outside environment. Forming good relationships is central to happiness and induces a good learning environment. This is an intrinsic part of everyday life in Prep.
Pupils are taught to act in an increasingly thoughtful, respectful and empathic way. Subject specialist teaching increases in this department, as does the opportunity to shine in sport, art, music and a variety of other subjects. Pupils are offered opportunities to take part in extra curricular activities in support of their own personal development. Sports, art, science and many other clubs take place after school and the music department hosts the choir and orchestra. Trips and visits, relevant to particular subject areas take place regularly, as do residential trips abroad.
In Senior Prep our main aim is to develop the potential of each and every pupil, in preparation for the challenges of senior school. We promote a broad, balanced range of learning experiences in an atmosphere of mutual respect. We stress values of good behaviour and high achievement and promote a partnership between pupils, their parents and the school.
Self-respect and self-confidence are attributes we value. Pupils are encouraged to engage with all the adults at school. They are given positions of responsibility and are encouraged to become ambassadors for the school as well as role models for our younger children.