Above and Beyond
We want our children to look back on their time at Banstead Prep as happy, varied, inspiring and above all exciting. There’s more to a good education than learning.
It goes without saying that Banstead Prep School has high academic expectations, but our curriculum goes far beyond what most prep schools are able to offer. Our exceptional facilities, dedicated staff and specialist subject teachers enable us to go above and beyond, to consistently offer our children that little bit more. We want exceeding your expectations to be the norm.
Our facilities lead the way, allowing all of the children to try something new, embrace the challenge it brings and develop characteristics that aren’t always associated with academic achievement, but are vital for learning and lifelong success – independence, courage, resilience and perseverance.
The pace of technological advances means the jobs many of our younger children will go into don’t even exist yet. With this in mind we believe it’s vital to equip every child with the adaptable, transferable skills, for whatever path they may take – and if it happens to be great fun at the same time, all the better!
- All our nursery children benefit weekly from specialist teaching in Music, French and PE, and visit our Forest School.
- Children in Reception to Year 2 have weekly specialist teaching in Music, PE, swimming, French, Drama and Food Technology (and Art from Year 1), and visit our Forest School.
- From Year 3 children receive further specialist teaching, notably in additional sport and our Life Skills curriculum, which includes enterprise, study skills, textiles, food technology, PSHCEE and design technology
- From Year 4, children progress to a fully developed specialist teaching programme, with a subject specialist teacher for every lesson – a way to help our children prepare for senior school and get used to moving around the school between lessons.