The St Bees Preparatory Department

I am sure OSBS will enjoy reading the following article on the workings of the school’s Preparatory Department. It has been written especially for the Bulletin by its ‘leader’, Swithun Sewill.

For those who have not visited the school since the Prep Department was established in September 2008, let me tell you about our department.

We welcomed two new teachers this September, Mr Ian Pointon and Miss Katy Sharman, to join Mr Swithun Sewill, who leads the department. We are an enthusiastic team, and the staff and children are happy in this friendly, family atmosphere.
Our very latest arrival is a baby rabbit!

We welcome children from Reception to Year 6, with any pre-school children being looked after by Rainbow Nursery at Abbots Court.

Specialist teachers from the senior school come and teach many subjects to the children, including Latin, Spanish, French, Geography and Science. Many of the children take extra one-to-one lessons in a wide range of musical instruments, and golf lessons from our resident PGA professional. Specialist teaching coupled with small class sizes gives the children a golden opportunity to get a step ahead.

We have swimming in the school’s heated swimming pool twice a week and sport lessons every other day in the sports hall or on the school fields. There is wrap-around care from 8am until 6pm, if required, with breakfast, lunch and supper provided. Children are able to take part in after school activities with options this term including fencing, tri golf, squash, cooking, choir and art.

We demand and set high standards, and the children respond by always giving their best. You only need to visit for a short time to see the enthusiasm of the children both in their lessons and about the school. There is definitely a buzz about St Bees Prep and we would be happy to show any OSBS, or anyone else, around.




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