Creative Arts and Sport

Learning, playing, growing

The Creative Arts and Sport play a crucial role in the development of children at St Andrew’s Prep.

Music is an important part of the school curriculum. We actively encourage children to learn an instrument – it is not only stimulating and fun, but the discipline of playing an instrument greatly improves a child’s concentration, co-ordination and memory skills.  Pre-Prep children have two or three music lessons a week and each year group performs a nativity and takes part in a grand concert at the end of the year.

In ICT children gain familiarity with the computer keyboard and are encouraged to develop simple programming skills. French is taught from Year 1 by a specialist teacher who uses games and music to help develop a love of foreign language.

Sports lessons revolve around learning themes and objectives through activity stations and fun challenges involving ball play, coordination and speed, balance and agility tasks. We build the confidence necessary for playing hockey, netball, cricket, football, rugby, gymnastics and tennis.

Children have one PE lesson and one Games lesson per week. Swimming is also included within the curriculum with timetabled lessons every week in our indoor, heated pool.

A special highlight for the Pre-Prep children is taking part in their own Sports Day and Swimming Gala.