The Prep School
MEETING NEW CHALLENGES WITH CONFIDENCE (Years 3-8)
Rose Hill School is a place of learning, a place where boys and girls have wide-ranging opportunities to become fulfilled, skilful and happy young men and women. Ensuring this process of all round growth; academically, spiritually, morally, athletically and creatively is our aim. Every pupil is encouraged, taught and challenged to fulfil their potential, by being immersed in an environment of discovery and wholehearted participation. We strive to allow time and space for academic work to be balanced by sport, music, drama and art, along with a diverse choice of other co-curricular activities including service to the local community. Through these activities we aim to allow our young people to acquire a confidence in their relationships with adults.
In the Prep School pupils are organised into Forms that are small enough to enable staff and pupils to work closely together. A strong pastoral system provides firm foundations for learning: happy pupils who feel well supported learn well. The role of the Form Tutor and Heads of Year is crucial in fulfilling our aim to provide a secure and structured communication for all pupils, in which these young people can fulfil their potential whilst learning to live and work together in a spirit of co-operation, kindness, mutual respect and enthusiasm, establishing harmonious interaction between pupils and between staff and pupils.
Confidence lies at the heart of successful learning. Small classes, an emphasis on individual needs and teachers who will go that extra mile ensure that every pupil at Rose Hill receives the time and attention needed to develop the confidence and desire to learn for life. Achievement is recorded in a personalised pupil planner which allows weekly communication with parents. The School’s curriculum is rich and broad, meeting the demands for entry into a range of Senior Schools and also geared to the individual needs of each pupil. National Curriculum guidance is used. Assessment is regular and on-going. Regular Parents’ Evenings and written Reports provide parents with information on pupils’ effort and attainment.