In Pre-Prep children from the age of 4 to the age of 7 are taught, in three year groups called Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
The aim of the teaching at this stage is to achieve very strong foundations in the core literacy and numeracy skills, meanwhile exciting children in the learning process. Subjects such as Art, Technology and the humanities are introduced at this stage to develop children’s inquisitive and creative side. We also introduce some specialist subject teaching where deemed appropriate and stimulating at this stage in subjects such as French, Music, PE, Swimming and Welsh.
Our Open Door policy means that we know most of the parents as well as the children and we deal with concerns as they arise. No issues are allowed to develop as they are sorted out immediately.
It is very important for us as a school to communicate well with parents and so we report on children’s progress in several different ways, both structured and in a more informal way. Pre-Prep parents receive two full academic reports each academic year on their child, one in February and one in July. There is also a parent’s evening in October, which is an opportunity to catch up at the start of the academic year and to see how they are settling in, and how school work is progressing. This year has seen a new initiative called ‘Bring your parent to lessons’ and has been well attended and enjoyed by children and parents alike. There is also an Open Door policy for parents so that they can pop in and have a chat if they ever have any concerns or queries.