Life in our Pre-Prep is vibrant and exciting, with children benefiting from a broad and well-balanced curriculum. Our children are self-confident, respectful and have a great enthusiasm for learning.

We are extremely proud of the fact that our Pre-Prep pupils consistently make exceptional progress as they move up through our Department.

Recent EYFS Profile Results Data has shown that 100% of our current Year 1 children started this academic year with skills well above the national average. The children showed an average point score of 47.6 out of a possible 51 (compared to the national average of approximately 34.5 and Gloucestershire school average of 35.5).

In the prime areas of learning 100% of our children achieved a high level of development (expected and exceeding).

As well as providing strong academic foundations for all our pupils, a key element of the St Edward’s educational experience is outdoor learning. In Pre-Prep, as well as the rest of the School, there are an array of exciting initiatives in place to ensure that all our pupils can make connections with the natural world. They each have opportunities to participate in a range of activities which enable them to take on appropriate risks and challenges, whilst building strong, positive relationships with the natural environment.

Our Forest School is a special place for the children, where they are encouraged to test boundaries and explore, taking risks in the great outdoors. Learning to cook over an open fire, peeling vegetables and woodwork, all add to their skills and growing sense of independence.

Our on-site School Farm is also an invaluable resource in the general life of the school, providing the opportunity for our pupils to gain practical skills and a knowledge of animal care. There are numerous ways in which the Farm integrates with the academic life of the School, taking subjects like Science and Geography out of the classroom, and allowing us to offer a rounded cross-curricular educational experience. The children take great delight in paying a visit to our alpacas, goats, chickens, ducks and Kune Kune pigs!


Prep School | 04/12/2020