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Academic studies at Woodbridge School Prep

Our curriculum is designed to be exciting and challenging to all pupils. Closely linked to the National Curriculum at its core, pupils study English, Mathematics, Science and ICT, although we have the flexibility to ensure pupils develop a love of learning and a genuine enthusiasm for a rich variety of subjects.

Nurturing well-rounded individuals

While putting numeracy and literacy at the heart of our learning programme and encouraging a love of learning, we also recognise that children thrive academically when work in the classroom is balanced by a broad range of challenges outside it. Success both inside and outside of the classroom is vital in making children feel secure and happy.

Art, Music, Sport, Drama, Forest Schools and our wide range of clubs and activities play an important part in the children’s all-round education. Pupils at Woodbridge Prep also continue to learn Spanish and Food Technology in Years 3 and 4, and Engineering from Year 3. In addition to this, Year 3 pupils learn a string instrument (violin, viola, ‘cello, mini bass) for the year as part of the Music curriculum.

Smaller classes for better learning

Small class sizes play an important role in a child’s education, allowing for greater interaction with children more easily able to get individual attention. Pupils are challenged within the classroom – teachers have a high expectation of academic standards and encourage the children to be the best they can be.

We realise that we are preparing the children for life beyond school and so we instil the ‘Learning At Woodbridge’ (L@W) initiative to enhance and expand the children’s capacity to learn. It helps children to develop transferable learning skills and prepares them for a lifetime of learning. As the children progress through the Prep they develop and extend their meta-cognitive understanding of ‘how’ they learn. By building up a coherent picture of what it takes to be a good learner, our children are able to develop their learning character and habits, as well as their appetite and ability to learn in different ways.

Mutual trust

Great care is taken to nurture the mutual trust and respect that forms between pupils and the teachers. Parental involvement is also key to building positive attitudes to learning, and we invite parents into School to attend parents’ meetings, L@W sessions, concerts, exhibitions, grandparents’ day, Sports Day, CLICK BiZ and Drama showcases to name but a few.

Form teachers and staff are always available at the end of the School day for an informal talk or parents are welcome to contact the appropriate member of staff at any time to arrange a formal meeting.

The Woodbridge School Prep Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to be exciting and challenging to all of our pupils. At its core, children study English, Mathematics, Science and ICT. The work is closely linked to the National Curriculum, although we have the flexibility to ensure that the pupils develop a love of learning and a genuine enthusiasm for a wide variety of subjects.

We recognise that children thrive academically when work in the classroom is balanced by a broad range of challenges outside it. Art, Music, Sport, Drama, Engineering, Forest Schools and our wide range of clubs and activities play an important part in the children’s all-round education. Success both inside and outside of the classroom is vital in making children feel secure and happy.

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