Prep Curriculum

The curriculum at St Michael’s Preparatory School is creative, engaging and exciting: it inspires personalised learning and progressive thinking for each and every individual. Each child in the Pre-Prep and Prep areas of the school is stimulated by the activities they cover to experience joy and wonder in their learning and their teachers aim to expand their developing minds in order to achieve their full potential.

The aims of our school curriculum are:

• to enable all children to learn and develop their skills to the best of their ability
• to promote a positive attitude towards learning, so that children enjoy coming to school and acquire a solid basis for lifelong learning
• to teach children the basic skills of literacy, numeracy and Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
• to enable children to be creative and to develop their own thinking
• to teach children about the developing world, including how their environment and society have changed over time
• to help children understand Britain’s values (democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith) and our British cultural heritage
• to help children take their place as a citizen of the world and gain a deeper understanding of the lives of children in different countries
• to appreciate and value the contribution made by all ethnic groups in our multi-cultural society
• to enable children to be positive citizens, working collaboratively to meet objectives
• to teach children to have an awareness of their own spiritual development and to distinguish right from wrong
• to promote forward-thinking, in order that our children become progressive and contemporary learners in the 21st Century
• to help children understand the importance of truth and fairness
• to enable children to have respect for themselves and others, to have high self-esteem and to live and work co-operatively with others in order to make them resourceful citizens
• to encourage children, through our Christian framework, to be tolerant, responsible and kind to one another
• to help children understand how they can develop a growth mindset in order to maximise their achievements in all aspects of their life
• to provide access to impartial careers guidance for pupils in Years 7 and 8
• to support the development of character attributes for future life: perseverance, independence and resilience through curriculum challenge and opportunity in independent projects (including the Curiosity Curriculum)