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Life in the Prep

The value of strong pastoral connections is at the heart of our Prep School and every child knows that they have a form teacher who is always on hand to provide guidance and support.

The Form Teacher’s role is a crucial one as the form teacher will be there to help each child to start their day in the right way. They will see one another throughout each day and then come back together as a class before either heading home or to a club. In Year 5 the children are often split into 3 forms and this continues in to Year 6 when the children experience their final year at the Prep School and all of the privileges and responsibilities that go with being the most senior pupils. Every one of our senior pupils has the chance to become a Prefect for half a term and to get a sense as to what such a position entails, taking on duties but also enjoying the much-loved privileges.

Our small classes and subject specialist teachers provide an environment in which every child is given the support that they need to flourish and to become the best learner that they can be. Within all subject areas are opportunities for children to develop core skills which will not only promote their academic development but will also prepare them for a lifetime of learning. At the heart of that is the determination to help each individual to better understand how they can realise their full potential.

The curriculum for all includes English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Religious and Philosophical Studies, French, Art, Design Technology, Food Technology, Computing, Drama, Music, PE and Games. As well as the core curriculum we also believe in the value of a rich co-curricular programme and each term there are a wide range of theme days, trips and visits to engage the children and extend their learning. Recent experiences have included weeks dedicated to the Creative Arts and STEM programmes, but the highlight for most of our children will always be the residential trips during the Summer Term.

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Pupil Profile

Blundell’s pupil awarded scholarship to top American University.

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Why is music important?

Music ignites all areas of child development and skills, including intellectual, social, emotional and motor language. It enhances good concentration and develops listening skills so that the child can achieve academically in all areas of the curriculum.

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When Nature Meets Nurture: Outdoor Learning at Blundell’s Prep

The children cannot wait to put on their Wellington boots to get outside to ‘play’ each week, but what are the benefits of this ‘Forest School fad’?! Is there really any value in climbing trees, lighting fires and creating mud pies?! Where is the learning?!

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Food Technology – the most cross-curricular of all the subjects!

Ask any child at Blundell’s Prep what their favourite lesson is and invariably Food Technology is at the top of the rankings.

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Blundell’s Adventure, Leadership and Service Award (BALSA)

BALSA – is a programme that has been developed here over the years, and is one that continues to evolve, which really challenges our older children to them learn about themselves and discover the beauty in helping others.

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Why is Engineering an important part of the curriculum?

Engineering and understanding new technologies are key parts of modern life and so it follows that they should feature within the curriculum.

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One Day Event

Congratulations to all the equestrian riders that took part in the Blundell’s One Day Event (ODE) this year. The ODE is aimed at South West Schools teams and individuals.

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Tatler Schools Guide

‘Blundell’s is the archetypal all-rounder, and it certainly isn’t lacking in spirit.’ ‘Pupils feel supported and stimulated’

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