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Beyond the core of English and maths – and French (taught from the off) – learning is topic based, exploring set themes from every angle. ‘My absolute favourite topic was chocolate,’ said our year 6 guide. Turns out the project included everything from reading and performing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, geographically and historically looking at where chocolate comes from, creating new chocolate recipes with the science team and designing new packaging and branding – ‘a real life project combining every aspect of their education,’ explained a teacher. Parents, usually dual income, are ‘tight knit, wonderfully welcoming and casual, a very nice crowd,’ although there is some anxiety that…

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What the school says...

At Kingswood Prep we are passionate about children’s learning and combine high academic standards with a core of kindness that permeates every corner of our school. Our aim is to create a happy, caring community based upon Christian principles in which all individuals can develop respect for themselves and for others. Our excellent staff want all of our pupils to feel good about their learning and to be confident about who they are. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of Prep

Since September 2011, Mark Brearey (50s). Having self-professedly ‘limped through school’, his mission is to ensure that no-one follows in his footsteps. He wants his school to offer ‘both an inspiring scaffolding and structure for academic strugglers whilst ensuring that the brightest never get bored’, achieved via an absolute balance across music, art, sport and academia.

Having studied history and sports at Leicester, he went on to run adventure holidays for young people in Devon which resulted in him being offered a teaching post at St Peter’s Lympstone. Three years at an international school in Kenya followed, where the wildness, space and focus on outdoor education influenced the head he was to become. Returning to the UK, married with three children – all then under the age of...

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Special Education Needs

Kingswood Prep School has a limited level of support beyond classroom differentiation, in the form of a dylexia-trained teacher who withdraws pupils individually or in small groups once or twice per week. Needs are assessed prior to registration and where necessary an individual educational programme (IEP) is written and needs addressed. Charges are made in addition to normal school fees for this service.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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