King Edward’s Pre-Prep and Nursery offers an exciting and stimulating world in which to start school life.
A desire to make learning ‘irresistible’ in a nurturing environment is at the heart of everything we do. Personalised learning, combined with academic rigour, ensures that every child thrives and is provided with the extension and support that they need. New initiatives, fresh challenges, concerts, trips, visiting experts and inspiring projects all help to enrich our broad and creative curriculum.
Child focused - First and foremost we want every child to feel safe, encouraged and happy in school. We place children at the centre of learning, creating a close match between your child and the curriculum. This helps to increase a child’s eagerness to learn, builds self-esteem and encourages positive attitudes.
Family focused - Visitors to the Pre-Prep often remark on the wonderful ‘family feel’ that they sense in the school. We work very hard to be as family-focused as possible and are very fortunate to have such supportive parents; we are never short of volunteers for the many school trips that the children enjoy and for all the varied events that take place. It is lovely to see not only parents but grandparents taking an active role in the school.
Outdoor focused - At King Edward’s the outdoor environment is a natural extension of the classroom and we are proud of our status as a Forest School. As well as allowing children to engage directly with the environment, outdoor learning also brings together many different elements of the curriculum and enriches school life.
Facilities. Our Pre-Prep and Nursery is situated in a beautiful Victorian house close to Royal Victoria Park, Bath. In addition to the light and airy classrooms, we have a well-equipped gymnasium and school hall with stage. There is also a specialist music room, ICT suite, Teddy's Lodge for pre and after school care, a newly enhanced art room and library. Children make full use of the spacious and safe grounds to the rear of the main house, with its surfaced playground, wooden fort, wooded area and climbing frame. There is also a wilderness area and pond, used for lots of environmental. A magical sensory garden, playing field for team games and an area where the children cultivate their own garden complete our outdoor space.
ISI Inspection report. In 2015 the School was inspected by the ISI and was judged as ‘excellent’ across all eight aspects of school life under review including pastoral care and co-curricular provision. The report noted that “The success of the school lies in the strength of the ethos which permeates it from the EYFS to the sixth form. All three sections of the school encourage the pupils to strive for excellence and to achieve to the best of their ability in a stimulating environment so that they acquire a love of learning which goes beyond the formal curriculum.”