Monday, 17 December 2018

Caring school which children love

AT Caversham Preparatory School pupils make exceptional progress across the school and achieve well in all

AT Caversham Preparatory School pupils make exceptional progress across the school and achieve well in all subjects.

Compared with national data, the children’s academic achievement is “exceptional and pupils’ attitudes to learning are excellent”, according to an Independent Schools Inspectorate report.

Our children love their learning and their exemplary behaviour in the classroom supports their high achievement.

This year our children were offered seven scholarships to independent schools and five grammar school places — all from a class of 16. In the past our children have been awarded scholarships for art, music, performing arts and ICT. Our curriculum and extra-curricular provision is “excellent”, according to the ISI report.

We offer, on average, 23 clubs per term. Many of our pupils play a musical instrument or take drama lessons. We love to perform! The older children attend an annual Outward Bound centre to try skills such as climbing, surfing and abseiling.

In school we swim, play tag rugby, golf, netball, cricket, football, athletics, tennis, rounders and cross-country running and play in teams against other schools and in tournaments. According to the ISI report: “The pupils’ personal development is also excellent. Teachers and pupils work closely together to create an environment in which the children learn to be sensitive to the needs of others.”

This is a happy and safe place to work and play. In the early years the children are taught to read from their very first days in school. This daily focus on the early acquisition of basic skills “ensures that standards in oracy, literacy and numeracy are exceptionally high” (ISI report).

We also have a lovely “learning garden” to play in to promote independence and imaginative play. A child told the inspection team that “this is a perfect school and I wouldn’t want to change a thing about it.”

For more information, please see our website and then book a visit so you can come and see us for yourself.

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