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A Family Atmosphere

We firmly believe that by providing a happy, caring and safe environment where each child’s individuality is valued, we give every pupil the best opportunity to achieve to his or her potential. Good relationships between pupils, staff and parents are central to our aims and ethos.

Our pupils’ academic achievement is only one part of the picture; we encourage every pupil to take responsibility, to look after each other, to be articulate and courteous. Confidence is vitally important, and we provide opportunities to develop in our pupils the resilience to tackle life’s challenges head-on. Ultimately, our goal is for the children to be ‘the best possible version of themselves’.

We KNOW our children

Our dedicated teaching team takes the time to identify what each pupil needs and prioritises learning experiences that are relevant and meaningful to them.  We believe that we have a duty to create a supportive, nurturing environment where the children can be successful and proud of their achievements. We aim to inspire, enthuse and challenge our pupils and encourage them to take ownership of their own learning. Despite being in the 21st century, we believe in instilling traditional values including good manners, commitment and sportsmanship as well as providing each pupil with a sound moral compass giving them the tools to gain a better understanding of spiritual, cultural, social and moral values, and the ability to make good choices in life.

The Whole Park School

There are many additional positive aspects of being part of an all-through school, not least the popular House system.  The Prep children readily commit and are very passionate about taking part in House activities, contributing enthusiastically for the benefit of their House with the ultimate goal of winning the House Cup annually. The children in the Prep and Pre-Prep benefit from building long-lasting relationships outside of their immediate peers and across different year groups. This makes the transition from Y6 to Y7 smooth and worry-free. Pupils and teachers also frequently take advantage of our extensive and beautiful grounds for outdoor and forest activities.