Chess is a unique intellectual challenge; pupils develop strategy, planning, perseverance, mathematical skills and discipline.
These key skills can be applied across a range of areas and help pupils develop their full potential. In playing a game against an opponent pupils develop the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions.
Pupils are taught to play Chess once a week in Year 2, 3 and 4 as part of their Strategic Thinking Skills lessons. From Year 5 to Year 8 it is pursued as an extra-curricular club for those who wish to continue and we support team and individual entries to inter school competitions.
IAPS Chess Championships
Players of all ages take part to play against hundreds of players in this Independent Schools Event. In class strategy is taught, and then pupils play games against each other, they can build up points and progress. The best players can then hone their strategic thinking against the best in their age group from other schools.
Staff have taught him well, challenged him as well as encouraged and engaged him in his learning. Their hard work and care has also supported me as a parent in shaping a delightful boy.Prep School Parent