Sunday, 22 September 2019

Equipping today’s children for tomorrow’s world

Equipping today’s children for tomorrow’s world

AT St Mary’s Preparatory School we are committed to equipping today’s children for a world full of possibilities, writes headmaster Rob Harmer.

At a time when technological advancements are moving too quickly for us to predict the future for our children, St Mary’s inspirational and caring teachers focus on providing an education that goes beyond grades to develop all-round academic excellence — building resilient minds and encouraging positivity.

We are committed to ensuring that children achieve not only with the grades they need to thrive, but also the skills they will need to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s world.

As a Cognita school we are uniquely placed to help children develop international perspectives as our global family of schools provides us with a vibrant culture of limitless possibilities.

One of our core principles is to instil a love of learning in all our pupils and I believe introducing subject specialists to the children from their days in nursery plays a significant part in helping us succeed in this vision. Ultimately we are seeking to ignite all children’s interests and capture their imagination. As a parent recently commented: “St Mary’s succeeds academically without being a hot house.”

I couldn’t agree more and the recent success of our Year 6 pupils all securing their first choice of secondary school along with a wide range of scholarships certainly confirms this.

We value individuals at St Mary’s and encourage children to think for themselves — and to think big. In our nurturing and inclusive environment children develop their talents, whether academic, creative or sporting, and we delight in seeing them go further than they ever imagined possible.

I invite you to come and visit St Mary’s, in the heart of Henley, and see how we are preparing children to embrace their futures. Our door is always open. Please call us on (01491) 573118 or email to arrange a personal tour.

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