Children move smoothly from the Pre-Prep into the Prep School with access to some of the same teaching staff and facilities which eases the transition.
During the Prep School phase of their education, the children will experience many new things and take even greater strides in their academic and personal development. As the children move through the Prep School, they will be expected to take greater responsibility for their learning. We want them to have the confidence to take risks and manage the consequences if they are not initially successful, both in their learning and in their everyday lives. The F.A.I.L. mantra (first attempt in learning) is a key component of this. We aim to ensure our pupils leave us eager, independent children with a thirst for knowledge.
The Prep children begin to experience an even wider curriculum with the introduction of Verbal Reasoning, further sporting opportunities and increased emphasis on independent learning through project work. Specialist teachers and movement around the school to specialist teaching rooms prepares the children well for their future senior schooling.
The children’s independence grows as they enter their final years in the Prep and we aim to encourage this whilst continuing to support pupils and parents in finding the right senior school. Longacre prides itself on focusing upon the strengths of each child and we nurture these in order to open doors for the future.
As an all-embracing school, we prepare our children for examinations alongside continually introducing them to a wide range of experiences and opportunities which enrich our broad and balanced curriculum. Part of this preparation includes our Form VI children undertaking a series of ‘Independence Days’ ranging from catching a bus into town, learning to sew, visiting a bank to learn about personal finances and even heading out into the workplace with family and friends.