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When considering Boarding for your child it is important to ask as many questions as possible. We recognise that moving to boarding is a big decision for a family to make and may be a significant change from prep school life. Please contact us to discuss your family's requirements. Call the School Office on 01483 276377 or email [email protected]
Year 11 pupils maintained last year’s record GCSE results, with 26% of all grades a 9, and 55% of all grades being 9/8. In addition, 68% of all grades were 9-7 (equivalent to A*-A) and 99% of students gained 5 GCSEs at 9 to 4 grade.
The overall pass rate was 97%, with 50% of pupils achieving 8 or more A*-A (or equivalent). A quarter of the cohort achieved 10 or more A*-A (or equivalent). Grades in some subjects were exceptional, with more than 80% of pupils achieving 9-7 (equivalent to A*/A).
This year is the first which sees the new grading system adopted across almost all subjects. The change from letters to numbers, with more options for the grades, was designed to coincide with the upgrading of GCSEs to make them more rigorous. Although the two marks schema cannot really be compared directly, there are now three number grades corresponding to A*-A, 9,8 and 7, designed to give more differentiation at the top end.
"We are delighted with these results, particularly given that staff and pupils have been working towards significant changes to the exams and the grading schema. We’d like to offer congratulations to all of our Year 11 pupils and to the Common Room who have worked so hard to help them achieve their goals." - Mr David Boggitt, Deputy Head Academic.
A Level Success
Students achieved an excellent set of A Level results this year, with 80 per cent of grades at A*-B and an overall pass rate of 100 per cent.
Sixth Formers experienced major changes to A Levels in England, with a move away from coursework and modular exams throughout their courses. Yet they scooped 44 per cent of A Level passes in the A*/A category and 80 per cent at A*-B.
"We have been working with some of the most significant reforms in decades, so we’re all delighted with these results, which show just how hard our students and staff have worked. The vast majority of our leaving Sixth Formers have achieved the grades they needed for further studies and we wish them all continued success in the next stage of their academic careers." - Mr David Boggitt, Deputy Head Academic
Staff and pupils at St Margaret's are celebrating their latest inspection report after inspectors declared its education standards excellent.
The Independent Schools Inspectorate, the Ofsted equivalent for independent schools, graded the school excellent for the quality of both the children’s academic and other achievements, as well as the quality of their personal development.
Mrs Karen Cordon, headmistress at the time of the inspection, said: ‘I am absolutely thrilled that St Margaret’s has been graded ‘excellent’ across the board. We could not be more pleased with the way the inspection team captured the ethos of the school and in particular the essence and the spirit of the children.
Come and explore what children love about St Margaret's at one of our Open Mornings.
We hold Open Mornings twice a year in March and October. The Mornings are for prospective families interested in learning more about St Margaret's and offer an opportunity to see the school on a normal working day, to meet current pupils and to talk to both teachers and other interested parents. Our next open day is on:10th October 2019
If you are not able to come to our Open Morning, individual visits can also be arranged during term time. To make an appointment, please click on the link below or contact:
Mrs Simone Hughes, Marketing & Admissions Manager
The right environment
Your child will learn in a safe, nurturing environment. 30 acres of campus and offsite facilities mean there’s space to explore, learn, play, let off steam, relax, think and grow.
Facilities and opportunities to develop potential
Wherever your child’s strengths and interests lie, we have the facilities to support them.
A tailored learning programme
Teaching throughout the school is tailored to meet the needs of the individual child. Children are encouraged to reflect and evaluate their own learning and with support identify their next steps.
Zest and vitality
Your child will join a school with real spirit and energy, which lives each day to the full.
Foundations for life
Of course you want your children to be happy, alongside giving them the best possible start in life. St Margaret’s is a place where friendships and special memories are created and where a love of learning is established.
We have two Open Mornings every year: one in the Spring Term and another in the Autumn Term. We also hold a Small Group Visit in the Summer Term. We would be delighted to welcome you - please feel free to register online by clicking here or Visit Us button below.
If you would prefer to register for our Open Morning or Small Group Visit by phone or if you wish to arrange a personal, tailored visit, please call 01242 265 662 and ask for Mrs Samantha Palmer in our Admissions Team.
Alternatively you can email her on: [email protected]
Upcoming Open Events for Cheltenham College
Sixth Form Open Morning
Saturday 28 September 2019
Prep School Open Morning
Saturday 28 September 2019
Saturday 12 October 2019
Saturday 12 October 2019
Prep School Open Morning
Saturday 1 February 2020
Saturday 8 February 2020
Saturday 8 February 2020
For more information or to register, please email [email protected], call 01242 522 697 or click on the link below.
Cheltenham College students and 1st XI players, Emily and Jemima, recently represented Wales at U18 level in a test series against Scotland. Jemima made her international debut; a special occasion for any player. Emily recieved recognition and a great reward for her performance during this series and previous matches with a call-up to the Wales Senior Women's Development squad. This is another great opportunity for her to showcase her talents at a senior performance level.
Mrs Nicola Huggett joined the school as Head in September 2018.
Mrs Huggett says, “Our aim above all is to inspire young people who are willing to learn, ambitious to achieve and keen to get involved. Boys and girls who join College at any age, will leave us as well-rounded young men and women, having fulfilled their true potential and gained a place at a top university of their choice. They will have been prepared for life beyond school and be able to contribute positively to society.
I feel it is a great privilege to live and work within this wonderful community. We warmly welcome you to come and visit us and see why we believe this is a school where your child will truly flourish."
WHY CHELTENHAM COLLEGE?
The foundation of the first class, modern education our pupils receive is our experience and history as a co-educational independent boarding school.
We build on this foundation with five characteristics that set every pupil’s time at Cheltenham College apart:
AN ALL-ROUND EMPHASIS
THE SUPPORT TO SUCCEED
OUTSTANDING PASTORAL CARE
The latest inspection report published by the Independent Schools Inspectorate found the school to the excellent in all areas.
The inspectors said the following on the success of the school:
"The quality of the pupil's achieveing and learning is excellent. Pupils have well developed listening and organisational skills. They are highy articulate, their linguistic, mathematical and scientific skills are strong, and they have excellent outcomes in art, drama and music. The curriculum is excellent; it shows great breadth, effectively covers all the appropriate areas of learning, whilst suiting all abilities and needs."
We strongly recommend that, if possible, prospective students and their parents visit the school to meet the Headmistress, staff and girls and to see the facilities. Visits are recommended in the two years prior to the proposed entry date. Open Days are usually held each term.
We are also happy to arrange individual visits throughout the year and encourage you to bring your daughter when you visit.
All Open Mornings include a presentation by the Head and guided tours of the school, accompanied by students. Staff, and members of the Parents' Association will be available throughout the morning to answer your questions.
If you would like to book an individual appointment to meet the Headmistress and visit the school, please contact Admissions on 01892 820218 or [email protected].
Senior School Open Mornings & Events 2019
Saturday 5th October 2019: 9.00am - 1.00pm
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Sixth Form Information Evening
Thursday 10th October 2019: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
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Set in beautiful grounds and based on an strong Christian foundation, Kent College offers academic excellence and a full extra-curricular programme designed to develop and stretch girls physically and personally.
The school has its own YouTube Channel and its wide range of videos are a perfect introduction to the schools for prospective girls and their parents to the school.
You are warmly invited to attend one of our upcoming Open Days.
There’s Nothing Quite Like Meeting Face-to-Face
Our School is a hive of activity and we would love for you to experience our warm atmosphere, meet with our Headmistress and subject specialist teachers, and talk with our students. It's the perfect way to understand our academic approach, our focus on life and employability skills, and how we develop the growth mindset. In addition, you can experience our strength in teaching STEM, Arts and Business & Enterprise subjects.
WHOLE SCHOOL OPEN MORNINGS
New autumn 2019 dates coming soon
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If you would like to book a bespoke tour of the school with the Headmistress Mrs Marsden, please contact our School Admissions department. Mrs Murchison who will arrange a suitable time and date convenient to you and your family or click on the link below.
We very much look forward to welcoming you and your family to The Webber Independent School in the near future.
Telephone: 01908 574740
Email: [email protected]
Click here to book a personal tour.
We are a high-performing co-educational independent day school offering a stimulating and well-rounded education. We are delighted to share feedback on our school from current parents:
“I wasn’t sure I would be going to university, let alone a top business one! I credit the dedication towards my learning and development in helping me achieve this. Every student looks for teachers that inspire and I found that at Webber.”
Bob Ejoor, Former Year 13 Student, Class of 2017
“I would like to take this opportunity to commend and congratulate you and your team for working as an extended family with pupils and parents alike. I also value the focus on emotional intelligence and the way that everyone at Webber cares, it gives me great warmth as a parent knowing that Ethan's needs are met emotionally as well as academically.”
Mrs Paula Hosken, Year 8 Parent, 10th July 2017
“I would like to thank you for leading such a wonderful and beautiful school. I would also like to thank you for your encouragement, helping me stay focused and building my foundation of confidence, which I am so grateful for. I found true happiness at Webber, and I'm really becoming the person I want to be rather than hiding it or pretending to be something I'm not.”
Pia Jackson, Former Year 13 Student, Class of 2017
“Rosie has never been happier since she joined Webber, and I know that your school and all the fantastic staff and students are the reason for this. She is even considering the idea of staying at school and doing A-levels, something she had never wanted to do, which makes me almost burst with happiness!”
Mrs Stephanie Dearn, Year 11 Parent
In Early Years we are confident that your child will experience the best possible introduction to their education. The environment, including the nursery garden, is designed to provide a safe place to explore, experiment, run, jump, sing, splash, paint, dig, play, make friends, have fun and learn. Health and safety and emotional well-being are priorities for our youngest students. Our highly qualified staff carefully plan an exciting range of activities, visits and learning experiences, which combine to ensure our youngsters make excellent progress to launch them successfully on their learning journey.
Watch our Early Years video here
Years 1 and 2
Year 1 and 2 classes are small and friendly. Students are taught according to their stage of development, regardless of their age, ensuring everyone has the appropriate level of challenge and is able to achieve their best. The curriculum is an exciting blend of the National Curriculum for England and the International Primary Curriculum, enhanced by specialist teaching, in Modern Foreign Languages, Physical Education and Music, and enriching, relevant outside visits. Opportunities are planned to develop confidence and leadership skills and a passion for learning. Students have access to a well-resourced outdoor space for learning and play, their own library and computers.
Prep students are taught according to their stage of development allowing everyone the opportunity to achieve their very best.
In years 3 and 4 the International Primary Curriculum is woven through the National Curriculum for England, providing a broad and rich experience for our students, enhanced by an exciting range of outside visits and specialist teaching in Physical Education, Music, Computer Science, French and Spanish.
In years 5 and 6 there is an increased focus on academic excellence and links with the senior section are strengthened to ensure a smooth and confident transition into senior school when the time comes.
A great deal of emphasis is placed on emotional health and wellbeing and there are numerous opportunities for students to experience the art of leadership, team building and independent learning in the classroom, the sports field and through a wide range of extra activities.
The pastoral care we provide is extremely successful in helping our young people grow into courteous, sensible and confident individuals. Alongside which our excellent transition programme provides a seamless journey to the new challenges and experiences of Senior School life.
Prep students are happy to talk about their learning so please arrange to come and see us.
If you would like to visit the school please book onto one of our open mornings taking place on:
Monday 9th September 9:30am
Thursday 26th September 2pm
This will be an opportunity to have a tour of the school, meet the Head Teacher and to find out about all the exciting activities Maple Walk pupils are involved in.
To book a place please visit the school website www.maplewalkschool.co.uk, call the registrar on 020 8965 7374 or email [email protected]
Looking for an Independent Primary School place? Come & visit us at our magical location in the heart of the Docklands. You are warmly welcome to join us for a tour and a brief presentation about school life and the curriculum at Faraday on:
Tuesday 17th September, 9:30am
Tuesday 1st October, 9:30am
For more information about our School and to register for the event, please book online at http://www.faradayschool.co.uk/Admissions/Open-Days/ or call the registrar on 020 8965 7374.
TJ is a two form entry school serving a varied and vibrant community. We endeavour to keep the needs of the families that we serve at the heart of everything that we do.
Our school motto is ‘To be the best that we can be’ and we recognise the valuable support from families in living up to this principle and we actively encourage family involvement in school life.
I am proud to lead a school community that is committed to doing the very best that it can for every child and every family, ensuring that through respect and understanding we motivate each child to do his or her very best. I strongly believe that this is the reason why our children achieve so well and make such good progress.
We know that school is a valuable grounding for children’s future lives, but we also know the value of the here and now. That is why we hope that every day, every child will find school to be an engaging, stimulating and enjoyable experience where the joy of learning together is paramount.
That, of course, is a never ending process, and that is why our school motto is so important.
Please take a look at our 'online open day' here http://www.thomasjolyffe.warwickshire.sch.uk/online-open-day/
If you would like to come to one of our official open days for 2019/20, the dates are as follows:
Thursday 26th September 2019 from 9.30am to 11.30am
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 from 2.00pm to 3.30pm
For working parents who may find it difficult to visit one of the open days during school hours, there is a 'Drop-In Open Day' from 3.30pm to 7.00pm on Thursday 24th October.
Please book your place here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-hEVTLm6ekOhnanlPyn9sI5n5suPG5hGuvhbDbK7D7FUN1NaVVNKMEhVTDZKUkdLV1VCU0JSUDBIVS4u
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Parents are welcome to visit us on Parent Information Mornings on their own, or with their daughter on Pupil Information Mornings. The latter event is aimed more specifically at the pupils, but parents attend with their daughter.
The mornings start promptly with a talk from the Head at 9.30 am and finish by 12pm.Parent Information Events at William Perkins School
Friday 27 September 2019
Tuesday 26 November 2019
Monday 9 March 2020
Friday 24 April 2020
No Booking Required
Meet the Head
Individual meetings with the Head plus a tour can be arranged by appointment.
Find out more about Taster Days here >>
Year 11 Into Sixth Form Evening
The Year 11 into Sixth Form Evening takes place in mid September and is an opportunity to find out more about our subject choices and bespoke Sixth Form programme. No booking required.
Please email for more information: [email protected] or click on the link below.
Our Year 11s recorded a fantastic set of results at GCSE in the summer of 2017:
52% of grades at A*
12% of the year group got 10 or more A* grades
48% of the year group got straight A*/A grades
At A Level, results were at a consistently high level.
100.0% pass rate
76% of grades at A*-B
51% of grades at A*-A
Sir William Perkins's School rowing coach, Karen Bennett, rowed to Olympic medal victory last month as part of the GB Women's Eight Rowing Squad. The team were beaten by the USA but rowed to Silver ahead of the Romanian team. The nail-biting final was a thrilling watch. Everyone at Sir William Perkins's School is extremely proud of Karen and everyone in the GB team. Photo credit: The Sun.
Events and Private Tours
We offer a range of opportunities to see our wonderful school in action. Whether you’d like to attend one of our popular events or book a Private Tour at your convenience, we offer you a very warm welcome. This is your opportunity to meet the Headmaster and see the beautiful Quinton House buildings and grounds first-hand.
We hold a number of whole school open mornings throughout the year. This is your opportunity to meet the Headmaster, take a tour of the school with pupils and experience Quinton House life first-hand.
Please contact our Admissions team on 01604 684828 or click on the links below.
Our next Open Day is on:
Wednesday 25 September 2019
We offer Private Tours, giving you the opportunity to see the school on a one-to-one basis. Where possible we will also arrange for your to meet our Headmaster. To request a private tour, please complete the form below and our Admissions Manager, Joanna Sainsbury, will be in touch to discuss a convenient time.
We very much look forward to meeting you and your family.
Quinton House School aims to provide a ‘family’ environment in which the character, personality and individuality of each pupil are developed.
The School seeks to help each pupil to achieve their individual potential and to promote their academic, personal, social and moral development. The School aims to fire imaginations and inspire each pupil, fostering a lifelong love of learning, along their educational journey and into adulthood.
Care for the individual as a whole and about his or her personal development and extracurricular involvement complements the emphasis on academic achievement, and demonstrates the richness of the school’s provision for its pupils.
A high calibre staff, who are dedicated and enthusiastic, work as a team in the pursuit of the school’s aims. Quinton House is unashamedly ambitious (although not pretentious), striving continually to improve itself, and to enhance its local, national and international reputation.
Our autumn term Open Day:
Saturday 12th October 2019 10-12pm
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Alternatively, If you would lke to visit us for an individual tour on a working school day, or add your name to the Open Day register, please contact our Admissions team on the email or telephone number below.
Get in touch with our friendly Admissions Team
Starting a new school at any age can be a daunting prospect not only for pupils, but parents too! At Kingshott, we aim to provide you with clear and comprehensive information about the admissions procedure, from initial enquiry to the first day at school.
Whilst most children join us at the start of a new academic year, admissions are possible throughout the year, subject to assessment and availability of a place. However, we are increasingly oversubscribed and early registration is always advised, especially for our Nursery and Reception class intake.
Our Admission Officers, Mrs Farley and Mrs Payne, will be delighted to arrange an individual visit to the school for you on a working school day.
To have an initial discussion, please email: [email protected]
Or call 01462 432009
Kingshott are extremely proud to announce that we have been awarded an Early Years Quality Mark. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) was established under the Childcare Act 2006 and is a framework for learning, development and care for children from birth to five. Here at Kingshott it includes the children in our Nursery and Reception year groups.
We recognise that children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. Our children experience a wide range of activities and skills that provide the right foundation for future development as they progress through school and life. Small class sizes ensure that every child is treated as an individual, enabling all teaching staff to pinpoint the next steps in each child's learning journey.
All our staff respond to each child’s individual emerging needs and interests, to support their growth and development through warm and positive interaction. Our aim is to ensure that children enjoy their EYFS experience in the care of skilful and caring staff and make a confident and smooth transition as they move through the school. We share and communicate the child’s learning experiences and developmental milestones by working in partnership with parents.
We warmly invite you to visit our school at one of our three annual Open Days or at an individual visit. Please click on the links below to book or contact our Registrar with questions.
You are welcome to bring your daughter and any other family or friends who would like to see the school.
Whole School Open Day
Saturday 5 October 2019
10am – 1pm
EYFS Family Fun Morning
Saturday 16 November 2019
10am – 12pm
JS STEM Taster Morning
Saturday 16 November 2019
10am – 1pm
Whole School Open Day
Thursday 5 March 2020
4:30pm – 6:30pm
Whole School Open Day
Friday 6 March 2020
9:30am – 12pm
Whole School Open Day
Friday 1 May 2020
8am – 12pm
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A personal visit
Coming to one of our open events is a good introduction to our school. To take the conversation about your daughter and what the High School can do for her to a deeper level, we recommend a personal visit.
Come and take a personal tour with one of our Sixth Form students (for Seniors) or the Head of Junior School (for Juniors). You can see the school in action and we can tailor the tour to your interests.
Come and meet the Headmistress and, over a cup of coffee or tea, we can begin to focus on the particular questions you and your daughter have as you find out more about her High School education. The Director of Sixth Form is also on hand to talk about the Sixth Form experience and offer guidance on choices.
Please contact us on [email protected] or 01604 765765 (option 2 for Admissions) to arrange a personal tour at a time to suit you and your family.
We provide an invigorating single-sex environment in which our students can thrive. Our School is a place where each girl is given the freedom and the support to be the best she can be, ready to face the world and take on its challenges.Without enforced gender boundaries, the sheer liberation that a single sex education can provide enables each girl to fulfil their potential in every field and at every age. Confidence grows immeasurably, girls get used to taking a lead and having a voice; choices are bold, successes are celebrated and there are no limits - life is there for the taking.
At single-sex schools, girls are the leaders – head of school, captain of sport, leader of the debating society. They find their voices, and get used to the challenges of leadership. Similarly, in the classroom they can take intellectual risks, ask questions, or make judgements without worrying about ‘looking stupid in front of boys’.
In short, an all-girls school builds risk-taking and resilience. In working life, these attributes are essential. Young women need to be brave enough to ask a question at a big meeting, or to disagree with the crowd view. They need to be able to handle the vagaries and unfairnesses of life, to try, and fail, and try again.
We are proud to be part of the Girls' Day School Trust:
Whole School Open Day (7+, 11+, 13+ and 16+ Entry)
Saturday 21 September 2019, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Headmaster’s Talks for 11+ and 13+ entry will take place at 10.00am, 10.45am, 11.30am and 12.15pm at the Senior School. A dedicated talk for 16+ entry will take place at 11.15am. Due to limited space on the talks please ensure you book to attend.
The Head of the Junior School will give a short talk every half hour from 10.00am at the Junior School. There is no need to book for the Junior School talk.
Sixth Form Open Evening (16+ Entry)
Tuesday 8 October 2019, 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Junior School Open Morning (7+ Entry)
Saturday 16 November 2019, 10.00am – 12.30pm
Eltham College is committed to giving each child an outstanding education, a positive approach and values that will steer them throughout their life.
From September 2020 Eltham College will become a fully co-educational day school for girls and boys. Both girls and boys will be able to apply for places in Year 3 and Year 7, as well as Sixth Form.
For full information regarding Admissions, please contact the Registrar, Mrs Caro St Clair-Charles, on 0208 857 1455, who will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have. Or click on the link below.
Open Days are a fantastic opportunity to visit the school, meet staff, see the facilities and get a real sense of who we are, and to assess whether your child would be happy here.
Individual appointments offer you the opportunity to take a private tour of the school and its grounds, meet our staff and students and see for yourself why our school is such a special place.
Please contact the Registrar [email protected] for more information. Or click on the link below.
Join us at one of our Open Mornings! Tour the school, meet the Head, our pupils and our staff. Booking not required.
Open Mornings 2019
Saturday 5 October, 10am - 12.30pm
Open Events 2020
Wednesday 22 January 2020, 9:30am - 11:30am
Friday 13 March 2020, 9:30am - 11:30am
Friday 1 May 2020, 9:30am - 11:30am
Friday 5 June, 9:30am - 11:30am
It is always possible to visit the School at a time other than Open Morning, please contact Mrs Karen Copson to arrange an appointment, a tour of the school and a meeting with the Headmaster, Alastair Thomas by clicking the link below.
Mrs Karen Copson
Director of Admissions and Communications
The Manor Preparatory School in Abingdon was delighted to announce the arrival of their new Headmaster, Mr Alastair Thomas, in 2018.
Mr Thomas has most recently been the Headmaster at The Elms School, Colwall, a co-educational boarding and day prep school for children aged 3 to 13. Prior to that he was Deputy Head Academic at Lambrook School, Ascot and in his earlier career covered a range of teaching roles including Head of French and Latin and teacher of Maths, English, History and Sport. Mr Thomas read French at King’s College London.
By far the best way to find out more about Bishop Challoner Senior School is to visit us on a working day. Visits and personal tours can be arranged at any time.
If you would like to arrange a personal tour, you are warmly welcome to contact Mrs Sue Long, Admissions Registrar, by email at [email protected] or click on the button below to contact our Admissions Team.
Saturday 28th September 2019, 9am-1pm
Whole School Open Morning
Visiting the school during our Open Morning will give you an opportunity to tour the school with one of our pupils and speak with individual class teachers who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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Families are also warmly welcome to arrange a private visit at any time by clicking on the link below. We are sure a visit to Bishop Challoner will help you experience the happy atmosphere of our school. For futher information please contact Mrs Sue Long: [email protected] or click on the link below.
11+ Taster Day (for entry in 2020)
New date coming soon
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We are accepting online applications for potential 4+ admission in September 2020. Assessments will be undertaken in January 2020 with a view to offering places in February 2020.
We will be offering a 4+ Taster session in November 2019 for children to experience life in the Reception class. It will enable your child to spend time in the Early Years environment prior to the assessment in January 2020.
You can complete an online application form by clicking here.
In recent years there has been much discussion in Early Years about the importance of “school readiness” and preparation for school. Bishop Challoner School is an all through Catholic Independent school from 3-18 years, welcoming all faiths. We pride ourselves on our smooth transitions throughout the school.
So how can transition best be supported? At Bishop Challoner we use a “multi-pronged” approach, consisting of 3 main aspects – Supporting knowledge and understanding; promoting life-skills by encouraging school readiness; and, Pastoral support for the individual child.
For children who stay on at Bishop Challoner, their preparation starts from the moment they enter the nursery.
The children are aware from the start that they are part of a much bigger environment and share all the same resources as the main school – trim trail, gymnasium and stage, dining hall and sports field.
Using these facilities and joining in whole school events such as, assemblies and enrichment opportunities with our sixth formers allows the children to acknowledge they are part of a whole school.
Preparation for transition is not a “one size fits all” affair.
The EYFS embraces the ‘Unique’ child and never is this more important than when the child/family move on. It is essential each child receives the care, support and preparation they require to facilitate secure, happy and lasting relationships.
PHONICS SUCCESS IN JUNIOR SCHOOL
Since 2018, Bishop Challoner has successfully implemented Read Write Inc., a programme that helps children learn synthetic phonics. Across Reception to Year 3, pupils are grouped according to phonic ability which ensures that all phonics lessons are pitched at the correct level and every child is challenged and able to make clear and rapid progress. Read Write Inc. has five underlying principles (the 5Ps) – Pace, Purpose, Passion, Participation and Praise.
Phonics is an important tool to develop reading fluency and confidence, and is essential to all other areas of the curriculum. Teachers and pupils have noticed improvements in spelling, handwriting, grammar and comprehension.
“My spellings have got much better!” – Year 1 pupil
“It has made the children more secure in their sounds which they can apply to their other work.” – Year 3 teacher
In Read Write Inc. lessons, pupils read lively and attractive books, which tailored to the sounds and words they are learning. They re-read stories to develop fluency and expression, which makes them confident readers.
Recognise each individual as a unique part of God's creation and respect the human dignity of all members of the community;
Encourage each pupil to achieve his or her full potential in all areas, including academic, creative, emotional and physical;
Celebrate and value personal success and achievement in all areas;
Provide a balanced curriculum which is responsive to and supportive of all needs and aspirations, fostering both intellectual curiosity and academic achievement;
Create a positive and supportive environment where high expectations are the norm;
Provide high quality teaching by well qualified staff in a disciplined working environment;
Develop a social conscience towards all members of society - locally, nationally and globally.