We believe that a good school makes the well-being, safety and confidence of every child a top priority and that our school should encourage tolerance, understanding and a sense of community.
The pastoral care of our pupils is of the utmost importance to us. There is no doubt that children learn well in a safe and comfortable environment and we encourage a sense of everyone looking out for each other. We are a small school on a small site and this means that adults and pupils see a great deal of each other throughout the school day.
The Pre-Prep is an integral part of the school, but inevitably there are slight differences in the care and discipline given to younger children. Our aim is to create a safe and comfortable environment in which children who are new to school can begin the exciting journey of learning and progressing easily and securely. This is particularly important for our Reception (Early Years Foundation Stage) children.
To ensure we are providing the best possible Personal, Social and Emotional care for our youngest children at St Paul's Cathedral School, we are taking part in the Healthy Early Years London (HEYL) awards scheme funded by the Mayor of London. We are working towards our Gold Award and will continue to develop our support and provision to ensure best practice for our children.
Regular close contact with parents is an important part of our care at this stage and there are some important informal channels of communication we use such as the Parents' Notice Board, and each pupil's Reading Record, as well as the more formal reports, emails and meetings with staff.
The Form Teacher is the main point of contact for parents and the Head of Pre-Prep is happy to be contacted about any matter relating to pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
An emphasis is placed on encouraging pupils and using positive reinforcement. A similar House Point system to that in the Prep School is used and boys and girls can work towards becoming 'Pupil of the Week' in each form. It has been known for a whole form to win this accolade in a really good week!
View/Download the Pre-Prep Parents' Handbook