Able, Gifted and Talented
In the Preparatory School we firmly believe that all pupils have the right to reach their full potential. We strive to identify pupils with the potential to achieve higher levels of success and to also remove the barriers to achievement that some may encounter. We achieve this by having high academic expectations whilst providing an enriching curriculum that supports, challenges and motivates our able pupils.
We recognise individual pupils' specific gifts or talents in any area. This may include aspects of the academic curriculum, sport, music, drama or fine arts. However, some pupils have greater ability which needs to be nurtured.
Our most able children are extended in a wide variety of ways in the classroom; all teachers differentiate lessons, extending able pupils with higher level thinking activities and critical research projects. Several members of staff offer a range of lunchtime or after school clubs to stimulate their intellectual curiosity, develop their problem solving skills, deepen their breadth of knowledge while also nurture their creativity and ability to work independently.
There are a wide range of sports available with pupils competing at county, regional and national levels in one or more fields and specialist music tuition in many instruments is a strength of the School.