Reception and Pre-Prep
Reception continues the work of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and together with the Pre-Prep Department is open to boys and girls aged 4-7.
We aim to provide a happy, secure and stimulating environment in which all the children are encouraged to use and develop their talents as they grow socially, physically, emotionally and academically.
Reception and Pre-Prep has its own separate building on the main school site and its three classes are each staffed by their own full-time teachers and Teaching Assistants.
We provide a full, varied and exciting curriculum and aim to cultivate an enjoyment of learning and independence of thought, leading to a seamless transfer to the Prep Department.
Close contact with parents is a feature of our department and all Pre- Prep parents are invited to an informal 'Meet The Teacher' tea at the beginning of the new academic year.
More formal Parent/Teacher meetings are held each term and detailed reports of progress are issued at the end of the Michaelmas and Trinity Terms. The 'Learning Journeys' started at Nursery are continued in PPR and used as the focus for discussions at these meetings. There are opportunities to meet with staff at any time by prior appointment and the contact between home and school is valued by parents.
Pre-Prep children may assemble in the playground from 8.20am each day. Lessons begin at 8.30am and end at 3.45 pm. There is a after school provision specifically for children whose parents are delayed or who have older siblings in the EYFS Department until 6.00pm.
Between 4.00 and 6.00pm an After School Club is run for which a charge is made. We do not recommend that PPR children are left there until at least after the Michaelmas Half-Term.
Children needing longer before & after school care may take advantage of our Before and After School provision from 7.30am offering care up to 6.00pm.
News from Reception & Pre-Prep
The new Reception children have settled into school with lots of enjoyable activities aimed at getting to know each other and the staff.
Pre-Prep pupils have already started to get involved with lots of active learning based around our Michaelmas topics.