The Pre-Prep (Reception to Year 2) is a busy, challenging and exciting environment. Above all, it is a welcoming place where the development of individual strengths and talents is at the heart of everything we do. Our staff strive to develop the talents, skills and enthusiasm for learning that will help the girls thrive. Recognition of individual effort and achievement is a key element of our ethos. Girls are encouraged to challenge the boundaries of their own learning which ensures a strong foundation for future success. An open relationship is adopted and parents are encouraged to take an active part in their children’s progress.
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 girls build on the firm foundations established in Kindergarten. Well-qualified, experienced teachers support and nurture the children, helping them to consolidate their emerging skills and understanding, and leading them towards becoming confident, more independent learners. They are encouraged to do their best and to enjoy working and playing together in a happy environment where every contribution is valued. Classrooms are bright, cheerful and stimulating and the girls begin a varied curriculum with staff with whom they are familiar. Classroom Assistants work within each class.
Our excellent pastoral care means that every child is known. All classes are assigned with their own teaching assistant, allowing teachers to provide personalised learning for all levels of ability. Specialist teachers in Music, French, ICT, Swimming, P.E and Games, Art and D.T add to the breadth and quality of education received, allowing every girl many opportunities to try out new things and find her niche, equipping each with all the skills which they will need to move onwards through the school.
As the girls move up through the Pre-Prep, they are beginning to see a more formal approach to lessons. They are confident, articulate and excited about their learning and have begun to think more deeply.