Lockers Park Pre-Prep is a modern, light and well-resourced space, nestled in 23 acres of beautiful Hertfordshire woodland. It offers the perfect setting to allow children to discover new interests, develop a range of talents and cultivate long standing friendships. Our children are encouraged to create, explore, investigate and observe. Small class sizes ensure we are able to give pupils the individual attention they need, allowing each child to develop at a speed and level that suits them.
“From the Early Years Foundation Stage upwards, pupils demonstrate enthusiastic attitudes to learning.” The Independent Schools Inspectorate – 2017
Lockers Park’s creative curriculum allows us to instil the keystones of academic success through a range of different topics, both in and outside the classroom. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage which contains seven areas of learning and development. There are three prime areas: Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication plus Language and Physical Development. In addition, there are four specific areas of learning: Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
The formal Pre-Prep school day at Lockers Park runs from 8.45am to 3.45pm from Monday to Friday (see Wraparound Care for information on our popular wraparound support options for busy families). Mornings revolve around the core subjects of Numeracy, English and Phonics which are closely linked to the National Curriculum. Afternoons are spent on cross-curricular and topic based learning – from understanding the seasons or looking at the human body through to exploring art and textures.
Lockers Park’s Pre-Prep pupils have two playtimes a day where they can choose to explore, have fun with friends, make dens or play on the woodland apparatus. They also enjoy an hour-long PE session and a swimming lesson each week.
Breadth of curriculum is broadened through the many facilities of our Prep School and the Pre-Prep children use the Art Room, Design & Technology block, ICT Suite, Sports Hall, Swimming Pool, Assembly Hall, Drama Studio, Chapel, Library as well as the shared woodland grounds.
Our Pre-Prep children tuck into a healthy and nutritious lunch cooked by our School Chef (plus breakfast and supper too if they are booked into wraparound care – see https://www.lockerspark.herts.sch.uk/pre-prep/wraparound-care/). The menu is specially planned each week, with smoothies and French Friday breakfasts everyone’s favourites! As a school we are totally committed to nurturing the whole child, encompassing mind, body and emotional well-being.