Windrush Valley Prep School Oxfordshire – school life

Windrush Valley Prep School Oxfordshire teaches children to grow into positive, responsible people who can work and co-operate with others. We do this through planned activities which promote learning, personal growth, and development.

Our inspiring and stimulating curriculum is delivered within a nurturing, supportive and positive environment. In addition, adventure trips and foreign residential weeks away enable children to develop self esteem and confidence and enjoy the cultures and languages taught in school (French, Italian, Spanish and Latin) – further enriching the curriculum and the children’s life-experience.

Children regularly play in the school band, perform in musicals on stage, compete in public speaking competitions and sing in the choir. An extensive and competitive sports programme enables children to compete at the highest levels; in inter-school, regional and national events, including cross-country, athletics and swimming.

Our ‘hidden curriculum’ covers what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. A very high standard of behaviour is expected at all times throughout the school. Good manners and self-discipline are encouraged through the excellent example provided by adults, parents, visitors and older pupils. All of our pupils are encouraged to become actively involved in maintaining a positive attitude to tidiness, cleanliness and safety as part of their personal and social development.

Pupil’s progress is assessed and monitored regular intervals throughout each school term. The results are carefully analysed and the information used to aid the planning of both content and delivery of subsequent lessons. All children are routinely checked to ensure that any emerging potential long-term learning difficulties are quickly recognised and appropriate remedial action is taken through learning support.

Formal assessment is conducted at the end of EYFS (Foundation Stage Profile), Key Stage 1 (internal marked assessment) and Key Stage 2 (externally marked Standard Assessment Tests).

Our Extended Day Programme is an extension to our normal school day and hidden curriculum. It provides the children with a variety of activities in addition to our curriculum and is just one of the ways we make learning fun, engaging and inspiring for all our pupils.

To support the needs of working parents we provide supervised wrap-around care daily, from 8am to 6pm.

In delivering the above, all children at Windrush Valley Prep School Oxfordshire achieve their full potential and move to the next stage of their education, equipped with all the requisite skills and abilities, together with the all-important confidence necessary for further success.