The Pre-Prep day is designed with the flexibility to cope with our busy families ever-changing needs. We offer a Breakfast Club from 7.30am – 8am, an Early Birds drop off from 8am at no extra charge and our after school care, The Den, is in action from 3.30pm – 6pm. The usual school day is from 8.20am – 3.30/3.45/3.50pm (depending on your child’s year group). We offer a range of after school clubs and children can also opt to participate in ballet, chess, fencing and riding.
The Pre-Prep feels like a family. Our small classes ensure that all of the children are known and nurtured as individuals and the staff are all passionate about providing the level of care that you would provide as a parent at home. Whilst we want to ensure all of our children make the best possible academic progress they can, the offering here is about much more than academics. From their very first days with us, we work hard to ensure each child feels settled and secure within their environment and that they have relationships, both with staff and peers, which make them feel a sense of confidence and belonging. Our broad and varied offering ensures that every child is able to find their own areas in which they are able to excel. Our aim is to ensure every child makes the most of the opportunities presented to them, developing in them a range of character skills that will serve them throughout life. Resilience and perseverance, a have-a-go attitude, creativity, problem solving and ingenuity, collaboration, communication and team work skills, independence and confidence are all encouraged through a wealth of experiences throughout the school.
A positive home-school relationship really does help to support and enhance what happens in the classroom and we work hard to ensure this remains a real strength of our provision. We are an open house, and value the relationships that we develop with our parents. Drop off and collection from your child’s classroom door ensure that you have that all important verbal hand over and the teaching and support staff are always on hand should you need to come and discuss something with us.
As your child nears the end of their time with us in the Pre-Prep we do all we can to ensure that they (and you!) make a smooth and happy transition to the Prep. As a Pre-Prep parent you should feel very much part of the wider Bilton Grange family and this should make your onward journey through to Juniors and beyond, a very happy one.