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Pre-Prep (4-7 years)

Ashford Pre-Prep School (including the Nursery class) is located with the Prep School in Great Chart.

Our superb facilities include 18 new classrooms, a library, two halls and kitchens. Classrooms for the Pre-Prep are spacious, attractive and well resourced. Children benefit from access to a well equipped library, ICT suite and excellent sports facilities including 25 acres of fields, an AstroTurf, gym, sports hall and two indoor swimming pools. Our cricket pitch it being constructed and will be ready for use in 2017.

The family atmosphere within the school is created by friendly, welcoming staff and lively, happy children. Parents are encouraged to become involved in the life of the school and work in partnership with teachers and staff. We provide excellent wrap-around care options, with drop-off at 7.30am and pick-up at 6.30pm.


Teaching and Learning

Children are taught in small classes, mainly by their class teacher and supported by teaching assistants. They also benefit from specialist teachers for PE, music and French.

The concept of adventurous learning that brings out the best in everyone is underpinned throughout the daily routine.

Children learn through exploration and enquiry and the creative curriculum enables all children to fulfil their potential, academically, creatively, physically and socially. As the children work both independently and collaboratively they develop a real love of learning and the skills to make them life long learners.

Personal and social development is embedded in all aspects of learning and we have high expectations for manners, behaviour and respect for others.

Focusing on the individual child is at the centre of all our teaching and learning. Children with specific learning needs are given appropriate learning support, enabling them to fully access the curriculum. An extensive programme of clubs and activities, educational visits and special activities motivate the children and extend their learning experiences.

In the Pre-Prep school children follow a daily spelling, reading and numeracy programme. French, history, geography, science and design technology are taught in exciting and sometimes practical weekly blocks, as are PE, music, art and RE which are recognised and valued for the contribution they make to children's overall ability, cultural understanding and attitude towards learning.

Ashford School is part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12.
Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB. Tel: 01832 864 444
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