Polwhele House’s Pre-Prep is a special place where children from the age of three learn to learn.
Very young children are curious and enthusiastic and we harness these qualities in an active, stimulating, happy and secure environment. On entering the Pre-Prep, you will immediately be heartened by the friendly atmosphere and tremendous sense of fun and energy, by the sounds of confident children busily learning and playing together.
Throughout their time in the Pre-Prep children are nurtured to give their best. Creative skills and the imagination are developed through music workshop, singing, movement, drama, art and craft. In addition to timetabled P.E. and swimming Pre-Prep pupils benefit from plenty of exercise. We take advantage of the amazing facilities such as the walled garden, the secret garden, the fifteen acre wood and other wonderful play and investigation spaces, as well as having a farm on our doorstep.
The Early Years Foundation Stage guidance is followed in Nursery and Reception while the National Curriculum is covered and assessed at Key Stage 1. All pupils in Years 1 and 2 are introduced to French and violin.
The experienced, caring and inspirational staff help children reach their true potential and give them the confidence to develop personal, social and emotional skills that will set them up for life – good manners, caring and sharing and a sense of responsibility.
Our small classes enable us to give plenty of attention and loving care to each child which means that we get to know everyone as a unique individual. This in depth knowledge of every child means that their academic, physical, social and emotional needs are identified and met as a matter of course.
Parents and toddlers who are interested in becoming part of our school community are welcome to join us at 'Polwhele Toddlers' every Wednesday afternoon from 2.00pm - 3.30pm. This is a popular and happy group where parents with younger children can 'get to know' the school, the environment, potential peers and the Nursery leader. Please contact the school for further information.
The beautiful honeycomb window