Beginning a Bablake Education
A special place
"Individual attention in a happy environment" is the ethos at Bablake Pre Prep. A friendly school with small classes enables teachers to provide exceptional care and treat every pupil as an individual. This ensures that children gain confidence and they begin to realise their potential. Parents are always welcome at our school.
A truly all round education
The school has high expectations of its pupils within the setting of a balanced academic and creative timetable. The curriculum is broad with the emphasis on pupils gaining a good understanding of the core subjects but also offering opportunities for them to develop other interests and talents. French, PE, Music, ICT and PSHE are all included within the school day. Educational visits, concerts, visitors, sports days, fayres and other festival celebrations are also all part of the Pre Prep's exciting educational experience.
There is more to an education than the the core formal lessons. At Bablake Pre Prep children have the opportunity to take part in many extra-curricular clubs, all taught by qualified specialists, through which they can pursue interests and further expand their horizons. Tennis, Martial Arts, Football, Dance, Choir, Art, Computers, Speech and Drama and individual music lessons are all options which are available.
Spending time at the Big School!
In Years 1 & 2 our pupils go to the Bablake site for Games and ICT lessons. Pupils also learn to swim in the Bablake pool. These visits prepare them for the transition to the Junior School site at the end of Year 2.
Valuing all achievement
The school is proud of the pupils' academic and other achievements and rewards children for endeavour, progress and achievement through constant positive interaction. Positive reinforcement of commendable behaviour is further enhanced during Assemblies and Prizegiving.
The school is open from 7.45 to 5.45pm. Aftercare and Funzone Holiday Clubs also help busy parents. These activities are run by our own staff so that even very young children can feel comfortable in familiar surroundings, taking part in activities run by people they know.
Food is also very important to all of us and each day there is a choice of hot dinners provided by AIP, an award-winning national catering company which also provides meals across Bablake. The food arrives fresh each day and there is always a vegetarian option. Parents are also welcome to provide a packed lunch for their children if they wish.