Academic Life

An Exciting Curriculum for Adventurous Young Minds.

Prior Park Prep provides its pupils with a richly diverse and challenging curriculum. It is carefully planned to provide a smooth progression of learning and is underpinned by principles such as breadth, initiative, confidence and a sense of community.

We use the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and National Curriculum as a framework, with the added bonus of a more broad based approach. This stimulates learning and allows all individuals to progress towards their full potential. In Years 5 to 8, pupils are taught almost entirely by subject specialist staff. With small class sizes, teachers are able to achieve close monitoring of pupils’ progress.

Academic work is supported by an extensive extra-curricular programme, which includes residential trips, school visits, exciting visitors and workshops. We maintain a strong emphasis on developing the whole person, building towards independence and leadership in readiness for the next stage.

Throughout the school the pupils' overall achievement is excellent. Pupils show great enthusiasm for learning. They are eager to respond to questions as well as to ask them, showing their developing enquiring minds. Teaching shows high expectations of pupils and encourages self-belief. Pupils realise this and have a confident 'I can' culture.

ISI Inspection Report

I like Prior Park because of the teachers. They are really kind and helpful.

Year 4 Pupil
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