The Curriculum Statement for St Olave's Prep School reflects our vision and values, which are summed up by our motto
“Bringing out the Best”
The curriculum consists of all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and personal growth and development. It meets the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and includes the formal requirements of the National Curriculum and a range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of the children. The curriculum at St Olave’s Prep School seeks to encourage, support and challenge all children to achieve the highest standards of which they are capable and to give them a love of learning that will endure for life. We believe happiness is the key to success. We hope to encourage all pupils to make informed choices, gaining experiences and developing responsibilities for their future lives.
Our curriculum content is based on guidance provided by IAPS (Independent Association of Preparatory Schools), the National Curriculum regulatory requirements and professional judgement. It is delivered with careful consideration of Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2016) and Working Together to Safeguard Children (March 2015), the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and DfE legislation.
Our curriculum delivery is based on the needs of our children. We offer a broad and balanced range of academic, artistic, creative and physical learning for all children. While the National Curriculum has been fully considered in each subject, we have chosen to pursue a variety of curricula in order to support, extend and enrich our children’s education, and to prepare them for successful and smooth transition to the Senior School and beyond.