Chesham Preparatory School
- Chesham Preparatory School
Two Dells Lane
- Head: Mr J Beale
- T 01494 782619
- F 01494 791645
- E [email protected]
- W www.cheshamprep.co.uk/
- An independent school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 13.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Buckinghamshire
- Pupils: 398
- Religion: None
- Fees: £3,180 - £4,940
- Open days: Friday 1st May 2020 - 9am - 11am
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What the school says...
Chesham Prep is a dedicated, nurturing, sporty, creative, inspiring and adventurous family, where children can blossom. Our Headmaster, Jonathan Beale, is energetic and forward-thinking, he is renowned for his approachability: four mornings a week he is at the school gates, greeting pupils and chatting to parents, and twice a week he spends time reading to the younger years. His five-year plan is ambitious; he wants Chesham to be the first-choice prep in the area.
As children progress through the school we continuously track their progress so that we can help advise on the best future school for each child, 60% qualify for local grammar school places. Every child is nurtured and looked after with the utmost care and attention for their welfare and safety. We welcome mistakes and embrace them as an opportunity for our children to learn and develop. We encourage children to take responsibility for their own learning and from Year 5 they are streamed for subjects. From Nursery upwards the children love being outside and learning in our Forest School. In September 2019 our new 4 lane, 25 metre indoor swimming pool opened, children from Reception upwards have swimming lessons every week. ...Read more
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Special Education Needs
The Learning Support Department is near the Learning Resources area. We have three small rooms for individual and small group lessons. All staff are qualified to work with children who have specific learning difficulties. We have regular visits from an Occupational Therapist and a Speech and Language Therapist. We adapt our provision to the needs of the individual child. Some pupils have in-class support, some have small group interventions, some have 1:1. We provide interventions to develop fine and gross motor skills, confidence, social skills, handwriting, spelling, maths, literacy, in addition to our specialist dyslexia support and pastoral care. We work closely with staff in all areas of the school to advise and work together to help all pupils access all areas of the curriculum. We have dyslexia-friendly boards, books, specialist teaching, adapted cushions, pens and pencils. We accept referrals from staff and parents and usually complete an assessment before making decisions about the help a child requires. We have regular meetings with parents, teaching staff and pupils to create or review a pupil passport for each child. Provision maps are updated throughout the year and are used to identify the needs of individual children.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)||Y|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment||Y|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty||Y|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment||Y|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty||Y|
|PD - Physical Disability||Y|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication||Y|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty||Y|
|VI - Visual Impairment||Y|