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A Day in the Life of an Independent Prep School child

Moor Allerton's Prep School children are greeted in the playground by their form teachers and start their day with form time: an opportunity for registration, followed by activities which nurture and develop positive relationships within the class.

Weekly class assemblies, attended by parents, provide children with valuable opportunities to share their learning and build confidence in speaking aloud.

Throughout the day, hard work, good behaviour, kindness and polite manners are rewarded with Benes – our system of house points. Achievements are celebrated in our weekly Bene Assembly, with Bene Badges and certificates awarded to children.

Lessons throughout the day follow a broad and balanced programme of study, based upon the National Curriculum, designed to help each child achieve their potential. Literacy and Numeracy are the focus of morning sessions, with foundation subjects taking place later in the day. The curriculum is enhanced by specialist teachers in subjects such as Art, Dance, Music and Sports.

Educational visits play a vital role in extending children’s educational experience. Prep School pupils are provided with a wide range of opportunities to learn outside the classroom including visits to museums, parks, places of worship, theatres and historical places of interest. Visitors are invited into school to further enrich children’s experiences.

Excitement and anticipation always surround the annual residential trips. These are occasions when children get to try out new experiences, learn new skills through activities which increase confidence and self-esteem as well as demonstrate communication, problem solving, leadership and teamwork skills whilst developing new and existing friendships.

Special ‘Leap Days’, with a whole school focus on particular themes such as habitats and rockets, capture children’s imagination and deepen understanding.

To enquire about a place in our Prep School, please call 0161 445 4521.