Falcons Pre Preparatory School for Boys is an IAPS member for boys aged 3 to 7. The Pre-Preparatory School is located in Chiswick.
The Falcons Pre-Prep is a school where boys are taught how to love learning. Our ethos is to share and discover individual talent, instill confidence and to build resilience in our children.
The boys are always our first priority. Every child has the right to feel happy, safe and valued in caring and supportive surroundings. Our values are built on mutual trust and respect for all. It is our aim that every member of the school community shares this ethos, and is treated fairly and as an individual. Our outstanding team of experienced staff ensure excellent levels of teaching and the best pastoral care possible.
The curriculum is tailored to the individual needs of the boys, building on their knowledge and encouraging them to achieve. Every boy has equal access to the full curriculum and well-planned purposeful activities which are created with effective insight from skilled practitioners. We provide a modern, bright and stimulating environment, which allows the boys to access a variety of appropriate age specific learning equipment and materials.
About the school
Our aim at the Falcons is to give our boys the best start in their educational journey, by providing them with the 'Gold Standard in Education'. Schools that educate only boys enjoy some powerful advantages over schools that serve both boys and girls. Boys’ schools are able to develop their resources, choose their teachers, and design their programs with only one goal in mind: to meet the educational and developmental needs of young men. During recent decades, ground-breaking brain research using fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging), investigations into the developmental differences between boys and girls and studies of the sociology of schools, have all helped us understand how to best educate boys and girls. At the same time, ironically, it has become clear that an alarming number of boys – most of whom are attending coeducational institutions – are not succeeding in school. This well-documented and broadly publicized phenomenon, coupled with new knowledge about learning, has lead to a re-examination of many assumptions underlying current educational practices. One of the results has been a growing understanding of the benefits of single-gender educational settings and an increased awareness of the advantages of boys’ schools.
The Falcons Pre-Prep’s main intake is at Nursery and Reception level, aged three and four, with a fewer number of places available in Key Stage 1.
All candidates are invited for an assessment in the classroom situation before being offered a place. Assessments are in Maths and English and boys are also given the opportunity to join in fun group activities. References from current school are also requested.
As we are linked to The Falcons Prep school in Richmond, once you have been registered at the Pre-Prep, your son will gain preferential entry to the Prep School in Year 3. We also offer a sibling priority policy.
Further information may be found on our website: https://www.falconsboys.co.uk/admissions