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Preparatory School Life
Three intrinsic features that pervade Preparatory School life are: Happiness, Achievement and Teamwork. We are fortunate to be situated within a hundred acres of beautiful Grade One listed landscape; this spectacular setting provides the backdrop to a hive of industry where children thrive in a stimulating environment. No two days are ever the same! Friendships flourish and confidence is nurtured by a rich educational experience which overflows with energy and excitement.
Our community supports the principles of tolerance, respect and friendship that underpin our ethos. Having a religious foundation, but not being a faith school, encourages those at Claremont Fan Court to live their ideals and not merely espouse them. The result is a sense of earnestness in each of our pupils that is sustained and challenged by a wise body of teachers who believe that nothing should inhibit the potential of their charges.
At Claremont Fan Court, your son or daughter will benefit from a forward-thinking curriculum which incorporates the latest ICT thinking, careful pastoral care and a broad range of co-curricular activities. A keenly contested House system with points available for effort, academic performance and a range of competitions throughout the school year captures the imagination of the children and provides an additional sense of camaraderie.
There is an ‘open door’ communication policy; parents are encouraged to email teachers, to chat with them before or after school, and, if necessary, to arrange a more formal meeting via the school office. Each child is closely monitored by a vigilant team of staff; the form teacher is initially responsible for the academic development and general well-being of the children in their class whilst the Director of Studies and Deputy Head oversee the academic and pastoral implementation of the curriculum respectively. The Headmaster plays an active role in the day-to-day life of the pupils and maintains a keen interest in, as well as overall responsibility for, their academic progress and pastoral well-being.