Encouraging creativity, embedding structure

We offer a varied and accessible curriculum for all children, which presents opportunities for development and progress through stimulating themes and tasks.  Each year group also studies a book together in class.

Children are encouraged to explore their creativity and express their imaginative ideas through their writing. They are taught to analyse language and apply different techniques in order to create effects.

Spelling, punctuation and grammar are embedded within our lessons to provide an ever-growing understanding of how the English language works. Reading at St Andrew’s Prep is very important and children enjoy regular quality time in our library where they can discover a wide variety of books and develop their vocabulary along the way.

Children are taught by their class teacher until the end Year 4 and then they are taught by a specialist English teacher in Years 5-8. Lessons are set by ability from Year 6 onwards.