Worksop Preparatory School & College


Worksop Preparatory School & College (For boys and girls age 3 to 18)

We are non-selective, and firmly believe that we provide the opportunity and the support for every child to develop according to his or her talents and potential.  Classes are small and opportunities abundant.  We have a dedicated Pre-prep department and the Nursery children enjoy the facilities that a forest school has to offer – learning and exploring in the woods.

Located at Ranby House, we provide our children with a world class, vibrant, connected learning experience from three to thirteen years of age that seamlessly continues to eighteen, at our College in Worksop.

Our children learn with growing independence, in a caring, challenging and stimulating environment. Our children’s high academic, spiritual, social and emotional achievements are due to the personalised care and attention each and every child receives. Our team tailors the learning to meet the individual needs of our pupils and provides a broad and challenging curriculum embracing 21st Century learning, creativity, science, technology, the arts and sport.

With first class facilities, morning and after school provision, and a vast array of clubs, activities, trips and off site experiences, our school provides excellent ‘learning for life’.

 

Pre-Prep

You will find a welcome, friendly atmosphere in the Pre-Prep. The ethos of the department is one of caring for others and we follow six Golden Rules to support the way in which we conduct ourselves.  They are:

  • Be Honest
  • Be Kind and Helpful
  • Be Gentle
  • Work Hard
  • Listen
  • Look after property

 

Pastoral care is very important to us and we pride ourselves in the way we nurture children in our care, both academically and pastorally. Children are closely supervised at all times.

Our main aim is that all children come to school happily so that each child can reach his or her full potential.

Throughout the Pre-Prep a broad range of activities ensures that all children have the opportunity to participate in music, drama, PE, games and creative arts.

There is a creche facility to extend the day to link in with Prep School finishing times.

We promote healthy eating; specific dietary requirements are catered for and fruit snacks and milk are provided during the school day.

Staffing

Year groups are kept to a preferred number of 18, each with a qualified teacher and a Pre-Prep teaching assistant.

Prep School

At the Preparatory School we offer a wide-ranging curriculum which includes Music, Drama, Art, Design Technology and P.E.

In early December 2011 the Preparatory School received a report full of ‘excellent’ grades in its inspection. An outstanding nine out of the ten areas under assessment were considered ‘excellent’ by the inspection team from the Independent Schools Inspectorate. The tenth area was considered ‘good’ with the addition that ‘much was excellent’.

 

There is a strong sense of community at the Preparatory School.

Despite its size, the school manages to maintain a family atmosphere where everybody knows each other. As expected in a Woodard School, St Augustine’s Chapel is central to the life of the school. The community is underpinned by six Core Values which are based on Christian principles. The pupils learn to live and work together and be tolerant of each other’s needs.

 

All pupils have a teacher or tutor who is responsible not only for their pastoral care but also for ensuring good communication between school and home. Boarders are looked after by committed Houseparents and Graduate teachers who make sure that our boarders feel at home. The wider net of care for each child includes senior staff, the School Nurse and the Chaplain.

Pupils in the Prep School are members of one of four Houses. The Houses compete with each other on the sports field as well as in other areas of school life including academic achievement, effort, tidiness and conduct. The Houses are smaller ‘families’ within the larger whole school family.

 

 

Within each House, the Year 8 pupils are assigned buddy groups of younger pupils to look after and look out for in the daily life of school. The Buddy Groups meet at least once a week. This system encourages the older pupils to take more responsibility for looking after the younger ones who, in turn, grow to know the Year 8 pupils as helpers rather than people to be wary of.

Worksop College places the individual at the heart of the educational experience; it is a Woodard School in the Anglican tradition and so, within a Christian context it aims to:

  • develop resilient, adaptable, independent learners;
  • support, challenge and extend the academic and individual endeavour of every member of its community, regardless of ability, background, gender, nationality or creed
  • develop strength of character through a diverse extra-curricular programme, leadership and service, and the promotion of sound moral values for each individual;
  • provide a supportive community, based on the House system; to act in loco parentis and to provide an environment that nurtures, encourages and guides pupils for their time at the School and in preparation for the future;
  • build upon its charitable aims and grow its sound financial foundation for future generations.

 

Worksop College

Worksop College places the individual at the heart of the educational experience; it is a Woodard School in the Anglican tradition and so, within a Christian context it aims to:

  • develop resilient, adaptable, independent learners;
  • support, challenge and extend the academic and individual endeavour of every member of its community, regardless of ability, background, gender, nationality or creed;
  • develop strength of character through a diverse extra-curricular programme, leadership and service, and the promotion of sound moral values for each individual;
  • provide a supportive community, based on the House system; to act in loco parentis and to provide an environment that nurtures, encourages and guides pupils for their time at the School and in preparation for the future;
  • build upon its charitable aims and grow its sound financial foundation for future generations.