There can be no doubt that the first years of formal schooling are paramount.
During this time boys develop rapidly, acquiring the knowledge and skills they need for future schooling and, more importantly, for life. We instil in our boys a love of the learning process, developing their academic capabilities. At the same time we nurture in them a sense of respect for others and themselves and encourage good manners.
In our ever-changing world the ready use of technology means that boys must learn how to filter knowledge and apply it appropriately. They need to recognise that resilience and challenge are the key to unlocking learning: this is what you will see in our Pre-Prep.
The Pre-Prep years establish the foundation of the Davenies Curriculum, encompassing English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies, PSHE and Drama. Additionally, French, Music, PE and Swimming are taught by specialist teachers. We use a synthetic phonics approach to teaching reading and a Singapore Maths methodology for developing numeracy skills.
The boys and staff benefit from outstanding learning spaces, facilities and resources, specifically designed to enrich the learning experience for boys. With two classes in the year groups, each supported by their own Teaching Assistant, the boys encounter work that is planned carefully to stretch them whilst building upon previous skills and knowledge. The boys’ topics, presented in a fun and practical way, have been chosen specifically to appeal and hook them into their own learning.
With a challenging curriculum, after-school clubs and staff who seek the potential in every child within their care, Davenies Pre-Prep is a warm, friendly and purposeful environment where your son’s confidence is fostered and his efforts recognised.