The Village Prep School is distinguished both by success in preparing girls for entry to leading public schools and also by the girls’ tangible enjoyment of a school life which interprets the term ‘education’ most broadly. The school’s aim of developing the whole child is achieved without “hot-housing”.
We give each of our girls the opportunity to thrive and develop confidence and self-esteem in an environment where individuality and good manners are highly valued. Every girl is different, and we treat each child accordingly. The Village Prep School, as the name implies, is a very close-knit community, developed from the bond between staff, pupils and parents.
We are able to encourage girls to believe in themselves and their abilities – “everything is possible”. Achievement is a personal matter, whether it be cultural, sporting or academic.
- To provide a happy, stimulating learning environment that caters for the needs of individual children.
- To encourage pupils to develop lively, enquiring minds and the ability to question and discuss rationally.
- To encourage pupils to apply themselves diligently to tasks and develop positive attitudes both in their work and in their personal relationships.
- To provide a broad-based and balanced curriculum that will enable every child to develop their full potential.
- To help pupils acquire skills and knowledge relevant to life and leisure.
- To develop attitudes of flexibility and adaptability in children.
- To help pupils use their learning skills effectively and efficiently.
- To instil respect for religious, moral and cultural values, tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life, and recognition of the rights of all, irrespective of race, creed, gender or ability.
- To instil in children a high level of self-esteem and confidence in their own worth.
- To develop a sensitivity to the needs of others and develop a positive self-discipline.
- To participate and encourage enjoyment in all creative and aesthetic areas of the Curriculum.
- To develop sound, purposeful home-school links based on mutual trust and understanding.
- To use technology where appropriate to enhance the children’s learning
- To develop links with the community and promote community cohesion, to invite people from the community into the school, to make visits to the community from the school.