The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Parsons Green Prep
Nothing is more important to us than the care and education of your children. Not only is it essential that your children feel safe, confident and happy in their new environment, but you too must feel comfortable that their developmental needs are being met. Every child deserves the best possible start in life and this underpins all that we do here at PGP.
Our school is made up of Pre-prep (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) and Prep (Years 3 to 6). Our Reception class sets the foundations for lifelong learning. The wide range of experiences and opportunities are key in developing the skills and personal qualities necessary for later learning and for the world beyond.
We offer a very personal education. Your child will be placed in a newly refurbished class, with a teacher and two teaching assistants. We aim to have a mix of gender, age and ability in the class. Our room is modern and bright, with a wide variety of opportunities to play and explore. There are dedicated spaces both inside and outside, ideal for discovery, construction and physical play.
The School Day
Every school day is different Parsons Green Prep. Starting at 8 or 8.30am depending on what they are doing, the children may be playing a sport, competing at chess or doing exam practice if they have the 11+ coming up. Many children take part in an after-school club, ranging from baking to Chelsea Foundation football.
Pastoral care is a co-pillar with academic achievement at PGP. Every child’s welfare is important to us and we aim to provide everyone with a happy and secure environment in which to learn and develop. Teachers have primary responsibility for the children in their class, both as individuals and as a group. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable and we have a clear Anti-Bullying policy.
Regarding the curriculum, we believe that how a child learns is as important as what a child learns. Our teaching techniques reflect the latest pedagogical research. We teach from whole to parts, simple to complex and concrete to abstract. For new pupils that start within the academic year, the teacher will quickly establish what point these children have reached in their learning.