Assessment & Prep
In the Nursery Department, Key Workers carefully monitor each child’s personal development and skills acquisition. Parental involvement in planning for individuals is welcomed and encouraged. Our staff are friendly and approachable and always happy to discuss children's development either on an open evening or as required.
Written reports are provided twice yearly in addition to parents’ evenings held once each term.
Reception & Years 1 & 2
In the Reception class and Years 1 and 2, each boy's academic performance and personal development is carefully monitored and assessed.
Written reports are provided at the end of Michaelmas, Hilary and Trinity terms. In addition, parents are warmly invited and encouraged to discuss their son's progress on a frequent basis and, where possible, to take part in many School related activities.
In the Preparatory School, the end of term examinations in core subjects are introduced. Those are held in Michaelmas and Trinity terms for Years 3-7 and in Michaelmas, Hilary and Trinity terms for Year 8. It is a gradual process that ensures that all boys are familiar with the concept and consider the examinations a normal part of the end of the respective terms.
In addition, Grades Cards are issued throughout the School year. These cards offer a brief record and review of academic attainment and application during shorter periods of time and occur up to twice per half term. They offer an opportunity for pupils, teachers and parents to consider progress in, and attitudes towards, studies.
Written reports are provided at the end of Michaelmas, Hilary and Trinity terms. In the same way as in the Pre-Preparatory Department, parents of Preparatory School boys are warmly invited and encouraged to discuss their son's progress on a frequent basis and, where possible, to take part in many School related activities.
All boys from Years 4-8 are also tested annually for cognitive development. The CAT4 system is currently used and the results from these tests help to form an overview of development and assist teachers in forming effective strategies for delivering their subjects to all pupils.
Prep is an important aspect of the triangular relationship between pupil, school and parent. It is designed to develop and reinforce what has been learned in class, as well as offering each boy an opportunity to take some responsibility for his own learning process.
Prep is set on a regular basis and there is an opportunity every lunchtime for boys to complete prep in a supervised session.