Introduction to Pre School
Situated in its own mature grounds, our Pre-School provides a secure setting for the youngest pupils offering excellent indoor and outdoor activities.
Children joining Pre-School and Kindergarten are at the beginning of their educational journey and as such are immediately integrated into our School community. From the earliest days, we try to develop sound spiritual and social values by encouraging the children to co-operate with and care for each other and to develop a love and respect for their surroundings.
Our aim is to provide the very best in Early Years education, in a caring and stimulating environment, giving each child the individual attention they need.
Part time and full time places for children from 3 years to School age are available. We participate in the scheme for Free Early Years Provision.
We recognise that the first years in a child’s life are the most formative, as it is at this age that young children develop their own character, attitudes and opinions. We provide children with the best possible start by fostering a positive attitude to learning. We consider it vital to encourage a real desire to creatively explore and investigate the world, thus gaining self-confidence and maintaining high self-esteem. Pupils are encouraged to plan their own actions, make decisions, solve problems, and achieve a sense of independence.
Throughout the Early Years Foundation Stage and beyond pupils flourish; learning is rapid, exciting and of high quality.
The children are taught in well-resourced classrooms by fully qualified teachers with the help of a classroom assistant. Pre School children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum with most pupils exceeding national expectations in the seven areas of learning.
Music, Drama and French are taught by specialist teachers. Pre-School children enjoy the purpose built facilities of the Junior School as they explore and learn using the computers and the library in the Learning Resources Centre. Kindergarten and Pre School join the Infants for weekly assembly becoming increasingly familiar with their future teachers and environment ensuring a seamless transition into Year one.
At the end of the day, pupils can go to tea followed by a wide range of after school club activities including crèche, drama, art and craft, ICT, nature clubs and fitness.