Pre-Preparatory Department

The Pre-Preparatory department is a warm and friendly environment where each child is encouraged to achieve their potential. We aim to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum as well as fostering each child's confidence and encouraging independence. We work hard to enhance self esteem so that our children feel confident and are successful in their achievements.

The teachers are skilled at assessing each pupil's individual level of development and then supporting their progress at their own pace so that they flourish. Subject specialist teachers deliver Art, Drama, Music, French and PE to all children.

P1 has adopted the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage, which builds upon the work done with the children in The Buchan Nursery. Each half term there is a different topic and children are encouraged to learn through real life experiences.

P2 and P3 follow the National Curriculum and lessons are carefully planned and taught in a variety of styles to appeal to all learners and the curriculum is extended further by the provision of after school activities.

The School encourages good manners and expects good behaviour. Children are taught by example to become thoughtful and confident individuals. We believe that praise is essential and encourage pupils by positive verbal comments, stickers, pupil of the week and star of the month certificates.

The department is committed to work in partnership with parents as we recognise the importance of a good relationship between home and school.

The success of the department is reflected in its high academic standards and warm friendly atmosphere with an emphasis on fun.

Melissa Hawley

Head of Pre-Prep



They learn, they have fun, they always want to go back. children love this school.

James P