The Boys’ Prep well-being and pastoral care is a vital and integral part of School life. We value the individual strengths of each boy and honour their successes through varied celebrations.
In partnership with parents, we nurture and foster positive relationships with our pupils, and at the heart of the pastoral programme is our school motto: May Love Always Lead Us.
We are proud of our warm, nurturing ethos of the School and in addition to guiding the boys to high academic achievement, our programme of learning celebrates personal strengths, builds confidence from an early age and recognises the importance of self-esteem. We encourage the boys to develop a sense of resilience, respect, and responsibility as well as self-discipline, courtesy, and empathy.
Our dedicated and caring staff provide a happy, safe and exciting learning environment whilst ensuring that the boys’ individual needs are met. The Form Teacher is the first point of contact for parents, and our ‘Open Door’ policy means that parents can discuss any aspect of care or day-to-day issues, as and, when necessary.
There are many leadership opportunities at the Boys’ Prep. The School Council, Eco Committee, Year 6 Buddies and our House system; the boys are encouraged to have a voice and be a part of the wider school community. In Year 6 all the boys apply for, and are awarded, a role within the school. The highest accolade is Head Boy, along with a Deputy Head and Senior Prefects, however, the role that all the Year 6 boys cherish, is ‘Buddy’ to a Reception pupil. This relationship begins before the Reception boy has started the school, and throughout the year, the Year 6 boys take immense pride in caring and supporting their buddy up until their very last day at school.
We have three houses at School: Arundel, Caernarvon and Balmoral. During the year we hold many house charity events, assemblies and celebrations, encouraging team spirit and friendships across the year groups. Throughout the term, pupils earn House Points for good work, effort and achievement aiming for the target of Platinum. The House Captains, in Year 6, keep track of the accumulating house points on a weekly basis, and are hopeful to raise the cup, at the end of the year, for the winning House. Our House Sports Day, which we share with the Girls’ Prep School, is also one of our highlights in the School calendar, another chance to lift the winning cup and celebrate.
Each boy is valued as a unique member of the Boys’ Prep family, and we are proud of our strong pastoral foundations that provide firm roots from which every pupil can grow and flourish.