An introduction from the Head of Prep
At Queen’s College Prep we recognise that a caring, nurturing, supportive environment is critical to a child’s educational success. We pride ourselves on really getting to know every pupil, allowing us to adapt our teaching for each child and to afford them the personal attention they need to flourish in their learning. We believe that the exceptional quality of the early education provided at Queen’s enables children to reach their full potential.
Small classes ensure consistency and offer an engaging, positive learning environment, where every child is known as an individual. A broad and balanced curriculum, delivered in an exciting and tailored way, ensures all children fully participate and enjoy their learning.
I know from speaking to parents that you want your child to achieve not just academic success, but much more besides. You want them to excel in a wide variety of disciplines alongside the academic, to enjoy sport and music, art and drama; you want continuity for your child, with a seamless transition through their primary years to secondary, all in a caring, supportive environment.
The rich variety of opportunities on offer both in and beyond the classroom contribute to the development of so many key life skills at Queen’s College Pre- Prep and Prep. Forest School and off-site visits provide wonderful opportunities for active outdoor learning and discovery, where relationships, communication and problem-solving skills are developed. You want your child to be self confident yet highly aware of the feelings of those around them; to be able to hold their own in any social situation, to be articulate and thoughtful in their dealings with others.
Our staff are passionate about and committed to bringing out the best in children. Everyone who works at Queen’s College, from our support staff to our dinner ladies and administrative assistants, enjoys the privilege of working and spending time with young people and nurturing their talents and ambitions. Some may call us traditional in that we expect high standards in manners, behaviour, dress and conduct. However, we embrace the very best in modern education; in particular, our curriculum, teaching and resources are focussed on ensuring our pupils are prepared for life in the 21st Century. Our Methodist ethos is important to us and is woven into the fabric of our day through assemblies, the development of social skills and the way we relate to and interact with each other and visitors to the school.
We are a friendly, family school and one that parents feel comfortable approaching. Communication between home and school is hugely important and our parents tell us they value this highly.
At Queen’s College Prep School we expect a lot from our children and they achieve a lot in return. Watching a child develop beyond expectation brings great job satisfaction and I can honestly say that I witness this around our school every single day.
Mr Henry Matthews