Thorpe Pre-Prep teaches traditional values, citizenship and leadership skills through:-
- a planned programme of PSHE;
- classroom practices that ensure- beginning in the Nursery-that boys take on roles and responsibilities;
- a House system that forms the basis for a range of inter-house activities. Boys are placed in one of Lancaster, Tudor, Windsor and York Houses. The House system introduces boys to a competitive environment - encouraging hard work, good behaviour and caring attitudes to others.
The school curriculum is enriched through many curriculum linked trips and visits throughout the year. The boys also enjoy performing in a number of concerts throughout the year, as well as celebrating work and achievements in assemblies.
Our Music teacher introduces the boys to the basics of singing and percussion and all Year Two boys learn to play the recorder, performing in a concert in the Summer Term.
The Year Two boys are able to choose to attend Judo, ICT and Short Tennis classes after school.
Your son will be encouraged to build further self-confidence and self-interest through a range of curricular activities including instrumental groups and regular drama productions.
In the Pre-Prep, the boys have plenty of opportunities to enjoy regular and varied sporting activities throughout the year.
In the Autumn and Spring Terms football is taught by qualified FA coaches. In the Summer Term the boys are taught to swim in the adjoining Thorpe House swimming pool and a competitive inter-house sports afternoon is held in June.
We believe that it is vital that boys especially are given plenty of time to play and to develop their imaginations. Our supervised and fully equipped natural playground and sports field provide ample space for them to have fun and expend their natural energies.