The Pre-Prep has enjoyed a flourishing year. Our flagship Cheltenham Nursery School opened in September 2022 and our youngest learners now have the most beautiful environment in which to play and grow.

This year we introduced our new Phonics programme (Read Write Inc.) alongside a refreshed reading scheme for all the children. This has transformed the way they are developing their early literacy skills.

Our recent inspection report brilliantly captured the strides made in reading: ‘From the EYFS onwards, pupils develop a love of reading and are quickly able to read with understanding and expression’. Our wider curriculum has also enhanced every educational opportunity with the children enjoying all manner of exciting experiences.

Art, STEM, Well-being, and Outdoor Learning days, trips out and visitors in, nativity plays, summer productions, and Chapel visits have been accompanied by much laughter and a great deal of fun.

We refreshed the Reception outside play area and have exciting plans for our playground. This will complete the recent investment in and transformation of this part of the Cheltenham brand, future proofing it for new generations to come.

The Pre-Prep team are wonderful professionals, who care passionately about every single child. The result is an exceptional learning environment, where our youngest pupils are thriving. We look back fondly on the year and look forward to adventures ahead.

Mrs Rebecca Hughes-Noon,
Head of Pre-Prep