Supported by the nurturing environment that Prestfelde provides, children and their parents benefit from first class facilities and a highly progressive and inclusive education. We pride ourselves on providing the best school experience a child can have, one that enriches their happiness in school, enables them to pursue their individual interests and develop confidence to grow into the person they want to be. Our excellent teachers build trusting relationships and impart their knowledge through inspirational teaching and learning experiences. Guiding and transforming pupils through a broad range of experiential learning, children at Prestfelde gain the skills, qualities and knowledge to set them up to succeed. The site extends over 30 acres and backs onto countryside with top class playing fields which form an integral part of the excellent sporting facilities.
Academic highlights are underlined by the level of success and quality of scholarships gained by pupils in the final year group. In 2017, Year 8 pupils achieved 99% A-C pass rates at common entrance and were 100% successful in gaining places to their first choice senior schools. Each year pupils gain scholarships to a number of aspirational independent schools, covering every section of the curriculum from art, design, technology and drama to music and sport. Equally pupils choosing to progress to maintained schools are very well prepared for the next stage of their education, having been encouraged to adopt a positive work ethic.
Whilst many pupils maintain high levels of competitive sport in their disciplines, we recognise the importance of children enjoying the challenges of team sport at school. Outstanding coaching and mentoring in football, netball, rugby, lacrosse and cricket has encouraged pupils to become outstanding team players. Additional hours of coaching in these and other sports, together with physical education lessons, swimming (on site) and outdoor fitness by specialist coaches, enhances the physical well-being of Prestfelde pupils, resulting in the enjoyment of competition in a variety of sporting environments.
The extra-curricular offering at Prestfelde is designed to build on children’s experiences with the aim of improving outcomes in all areas of their learning. Purposefully building on pupil’s interests, we aim to light that spark for learning and developing talents. Activities range from bushcraft and outdoor gardening to construction and mine-craft. Pupils enjoy the many and varied inter-house competitions and the friendly rivalry enhances the will to achieve.