Set in Guildford’s leafy suburbs, Lanesborough Preparatory School provides high quality academic and all-round education for boys aged 3 to 13. A recent ISI inspection described the school as ‘outstanding’ in nearly all categories. Boys enjoy learning in a purposeful environment where musical, sporting and artistic activities are important in the curriculum. Recently accredited as a Centre of Gifted and Talented Excellence, Lanesborough simply goes from strength to strength.
Lanesborough showcase good practise at the Independent Schools RSE Forum
Lanesborough School was chosen to showcase our good practise at the Independent Schools RSE Forum held at Kingston Grammar in March 2019.
28th March 2019 — Lanesborough School was chosen to showcase our good practice at the Independent Schools RSE Forum held at Kingston Grammar in March 2019. Our head of PSHCE, Mrs Heath-Taylor and Mr Creal, Year 6 science teacher, paired up to lead a workshop and present a video showcasing our excellent provision of RSE from Nursery to Year 8.
At Lanesborough we believe it is right that our pupils need to grow up understanding the society that they live in – they need to grow up to respect each other, to seek equality and tolerate differences. We know it starts with the very young in the home, with important adults modelling healthy, loving interpersonal relationships. Then school gets involved as the EYFS requirements of PSED; personal, social and emotional education continue the learning journey. Like the roots of a tree, good relationships are grounded in trust, commitment, conflict resolution, empathy, integrity, respect, - all part of our Lanesborough Values system. The trunk and branches extend and grow as pupils draw on these roots and learn about familial relationships, friendships, romantic relationships, professional relationships and age-appropriate sexual relationships. These fruits are embedded within a scientific understanding of how our brains and bodies work and how we as humans are interconnected beings. At Lanesborough, we believe a holistic approach is the best one – which is why RSE is embedded in our whole school PSHCE programme of study. All staff work together to deliver a balanced provision of learning opportunities to foster healthy bodies, healthy minds and healthy characters.
Lanesborough Supports the Cherry Tree Respite Care Facility
This year, Lanesborough Prep School in Guildford is supporting Cherry Trees, a local respite care facility for children with a range of disabilities.
28th March 2019 — The School has already raised £1,300 for the charity and will be running a second fundraising event later in the year. Boys will be allowed to spend the day in their pyjamas in exchange for a small donation. The idea is that the day will pay for a child to spend a night at Cherry Trees, allowing family members to get a full night’s sleep.
Working in close partnership with the facility, Lanesborough pupils are also undertaking an advocacy role to support the children of Cherry Trees. Year 7 boys will be designing visual resources for use at the Guildford Spectrum. These will enable any non-verbal visitors to communicate with Spectrum staff.
Guildford Spectrum fully supports the project, and has said it will consider using the Lanesborough images alongside existing signage as well to facilitate visitor engagement for all children and adults.
Finally, Lanesborough Year 6 boys are writing their own song, “Understanding Autism”. It will be included in a performance and music workshop for Cherry Trees children to be held at the School on 7th June.
Lanesborough Boys Sing Beatles Songs at Cadogan Hall
Boys at Lanesborough School in the Senior Choir have had the opportunity to sing at the Cadogan Hall.
28th March 2019 — The boys featured in the second half performance as they sang with much gusto as part of the stunning medley of Beatles songs. It was a late night but a wonderful experience for the boys. Thanks go to Mrs Ford and all the staff who accompanied them on the day.
Another Successful Book Week at Lanesborough School
Congratulations to all boys on their creative Book Character costumes. It was a brilliant way to end a successful week.
28th March 2019 — Book Week at Lanesborough School has been another wonderful success. The week ended with Book Character Day, which was a particular delight, with some stunning costumes and clear book characters from both boys and staff alike. It was a fabulous way to end a successful week. The day is designed to encourage all boys to read for pleasure and read something new. Prizes and certificates were awarded for the best costumes in each year group, together with the winners from the annual book review competition. Well done to all boys!
House Mistresses at Lanesborough liaised with the boys in Pre-Prep and decided to hold a different Easter House event for the Lent, in place of the traditional Spring gardens. They joined together with several other Guildford schools, in creating Easter Hats (bonnets if you like)! The effort the boys went took to make their hats was truly impressive. The boys were asked to create a hat which reflected the Lanesborough learning habit of 'independence'. Each entry was then awarded one ‘independence’ award for their Lanesborough Rose achievement record.
28th March 2019 — House Mistresses at Lanesborough liaised with the boys in Pre-Prep and decided to hold a different Easter House event for the Lent, in place of the traditional Spring gardens. They joined together with several other Guildford schools, in creating Easter Hats (bonnets if you like)! The effort the boys went took to make their hats was truly impressive. The boys were asked to create a hat which reflected the Lanesborough learning habit of 'independence'. Each entry was then awarded one ‘independence’ award for their Lanesborough Rose achievement record.
Lanesborough Boys Enter the Epsom Maths Team Challenge
Four Lanesborough boys were invited to represent the school in the Epsom College Year 5 Maths Team Challenge.
27th March 2019 — On Wednesday 27th match, four Lanesborough boys were invited to represent the school in the Epsom College Year 5 Maths Team Challenge. The boys were at Epsom College for the morning and took part in a range of challenging mathematical puzzles. The first round was a group one solving word problems ranging from missing number, sequences and shape puzzles. The next round involved a mathematical story in which ages had to be calculated and then the four types of averages solved. These were followed by logic and speed rounds.
They worked well as a team and were great ambassadors for Lanesborough. In the final results, our team came 3rd out of 13 teams which is an exciting result for this new venture for us. It was an excellent result for all the boys involved.