Independent Schools in the UK: Private prep school in Manchester, pre-school, private primary / junior school, day care centre, childcare service, nursery school programmes, early childhood education in the borough of Trafford
Abbotsford Preparatory School, Manchester: Abbotsford Preparatory school is a co-educational independent day school for children aged 2 ½ up to 11 years. We are located in Urmston, Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, Greater Manchester area, north west England and have nursery, infant and junior departments. At Abbotsford each pupil is encouraged and supported in a caring, disciplined and happy community. We set high academic standards and offer a broad curriculum throughout the school. Abbotsford Preparatory School is a member of the GEMS family of schools. GEMS managed schools consistently attain high standards of academic achievement.
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GEMS students have gained admission to some of the world’s most prestigious universities including University of Oxford, University of Cambridge and University College of London in England; New York University, Boston University, Columbia University and Yale University in the US. Abbotsford Preparatory School will provide your child with the opportunities to develop their all-round potential through a rich and stimulating curriculum combined with a wide range of extra-curricular activities leaving you confident, knowing that your child will flourish.
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- Preparatory School Curriculum for boys and girls aged 2.5 to 11 years
- Nursery, Reception and Preschool Programmes (Infant Foundation Stage)
- Junior School
- Subjects include English, math, science, history, geography, I.C.T., art, music, design technology and P.E.
Worth School is a Benedictine (Catholic) independent co-educational day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 11-18. The school is situated in Turners Hill, West Sussex, in South East England, only 50 km from London and 12 km from Gatwick Airport. At Worth, we see our pupils as 'Lanterns to Light'. Inspiring pupils to think, learn, create, imagine and perform is crucial if each individual is to develop their intellectual potential. Pupils are not merely taught what they need to know but, much more importantly, how to learn.
Academic Excellence is achieved primarily by excellent teaching and also by the application of new approaches to learning and a variety of exciting opportunities in which to discover and learn. A major strength of the school is the broad curriculum and the all-round education that pupils enjoy. Worth is proud to offer the International Baccalaureate alongside the traditional A Level curriculum, so that Sixth Form pupils can have as wide a choice as possible in the type of curriculum that suits them best. Examination results in both the IB and A Levels are high and our students enter the very best universities in the UK and abroad.
- Day Programmes for boys and girls aged 11-18
- Boarding Programmes for boys from Year 7 upwards, for girls as of Year 9
- Lower School
- Middle School
- Senior School
- Sixth Form
- International Baccalaureate Programme
- Learning Support Classes
- English as an Additional Language (EAL)
- Core Subjects include Art, English, Drama, French, Geography, History, ICT, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Science and Technology
Located in Clapham, South London, directly opposite Clapham Common, Parkgate House School is an independent, co-educational preparatory school serving Nursery, Pre-Prep and Preparatory students ages 2-11. We provide specialist teachers, a rich curriculum and a reputation for equipping children for success at many of the country’s leading senior schools. With only 230 pupils across the Nursery, Pre-Prep and Preparatory years, we take pride in getting to know every child just that little bit better.
Established in 1987, we have built our name on combining a warm, welcoming and caring atmosphere with small class sizes for children aged 2½ to 11 years. Our strong, educational ethos is based upon providing teaching that caters to each child individually and empowers and encourages all children to think for themselves and achieve outstanding results.
From our caring and nurturing Montessori Nursery - where children first benefit from our use of specialist teachers - to the carefully structured learning environment of the Pre-Prep and Prep years, the successes of our curriculum are further enriched by our established after-school activities and our extra-curricular programmes.
Located in Taunton, Somerset, in the South West of England, Taunton School is a private, independent boarding and day school for boys and girls ages 0-7 that incorporates a nursery school & pre-preparatory school. Children can enter Taunton Nursery School from after birth, most usually following maternity leave to suit parental needs and can join at any point during the year, depending on availability of places.
Children progress through three stages of Tounton Nursery School from ages 0-4. From here, they will move up into the first year of the Pre-Prep in the September following their fourth birthday. Alternatively they can join at an stage in the Pre-Prep Department.
In the Pre-Prep, we very much believe that education is a partnership between school and home. We recognise and encourage the central role that parents play in their child's learning and development. To achieve this, we strive to inform and involve parents as much as we possibly can. Our aim is to produce well-rounded, articulate children by providing a balanced curriculum covering all aspects of their development - social, emotional, physical and intellectual.
The choice of secondary school is one of the most taxing decisions that parents and children face. When a child is particularly talented in a specific area it becomes even more difficult. How can ability in a discipline like the performing arts be balanced with the necessity of maximising academic potential? At The Arts Educational School, we have the ideal solution. Based in the superb Cone Ripman House, close to Turnham Green tube station in Chiswick, London Borough of Hounslow, West London, The Arts Educational School is an independent day school for 11-18 year olds and has been nurturing and developing the artistically talented since 1939.
Splendid facilities as well as numerous dance, drama and music studios – enable our pupils to flourish in all aspects of the arts, under the watchful eyes of a superb, dedicated and highly qualified staff. The academic standards are extremely high, with examination results regularly making the school the highest ranked Performing Arts school in national league tables. A full and rich curriculum, delivered to small classes by specialist teachers, ensures that every pupil achieves to the very best of their ability.
- Secondary School Day Programmes for 11-18 year olds
- Middle School
- Upper School
- Sixth Form
- Academic Curriculum offering subjects including English, math, science, history, geography, religious education, health and social education
- Vocational Curriculum consisting of drama, music and dance
Our curriculum is full and varied, allowing the pupils a rich and exciting educational experience as well as the opportunity to participate and enjoy a diverse and exciting array of performance areas
Sparks is a film school provides creative workshops where children and teenagers (aged 7 - 16 years) learn all about film-making.
We run workshops in 3 UK locations - Balham in south London, Wilmslow in Cheshire and Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire. Our workshops include Film-making, Animation and Acting for Camera, as well as School Holiday Workshops and more.
Alongside acting for camera, they also learn how to direct, skills in camera operation, editing, animation, scriptwriting, creating special effects and even more. Whilst boosting creativity, confidence, team-working and social skills, the young filmmakers also produce their own movie projects to share at ‘premiere’ screenings and at home.
Our workshops help to build confidence, develop teamwork and social skills, and inspire young imaginations. Our members learn about all aspects of film-making in a fun and creative environment, producing their own movies to share at our special 'premiere' screening events, and on DVD to watch at home.
Rydes Hill Preparatory School and Nursery, Guildford
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Located in Guildford, Surrey, South of England, Rydes Hill Preparatory School and Nursery is a one form entry, non-selective Roman Catholic school which caters for boys from 3 to 7 years and girls from 3 to 11 years. Rydes Hill offers nursery, kindergarten, pre-preparatory and preparatory programs. We are recognised as an eligible provider for the Nursery Education Grant Scheme. If you would like to give your child an exceptional start, academically and socially, then Rydes Hill Preparatory is the school for you.
Our Catholic school welcomes families from all denominations and we believe that every child benefits from the loving care and Christian values that underpin all we do. We are proud of our outstanding academic achievements. Our experienced and dedicated teachers encourage self-esteem and give our pupils a strong educational foundation. Recent 'Outstanding' Ofsted & ISI Inspection reports and excellent Key Stage 2 SATs results ensure that we are ranked in the top echelon of preparatory schools nationally and many of our pupils are awarded scholarships at leading senior schools.
- Nursery, Pre-preparatory and Preparatory Programs for boys from 3 to 7 years and girls from 3 to 11 years
- Nursery Program for three year olds
- Kindergarten and Pre-Preparatory Program at the age of 4+
- Preparatory Program for 7 -11 year olds
- Children learn the core skills of English, Mathematics and Science
- Specialist teachers for Science, Music, French, P.E. and Ballet
- Students have many opportunities for self-fulfilment, self-expression and discovery in the creative arts