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Academic

Mr James Walton
Director of Studies
 

We are proud to offer an innovative academic curriculum which engages pupils and staff within a nurturing, stimulating Prep School environment. At Lingfield College we offer a wide-ranging co-curricular and pastoral programme which promotes positive mental wellbeing and physical health alongside developing intrinsic motivation and fostering creativity in all pupils. We focus on developing the skills, attributes and mind-sets that will encourage a love for lifelong learning that will benefit our pupils and allow them to flourish in a rapidly changing world.  

In the Prep School children learn these skills in a safe, supportive environment which encourages risk taking and creative thinking whilst promoting academic rigour and high-quality learning behaviours. Nurturing the individual is at the heart of our school. We believe every child can succeed, achieve and find their place in the world around them.  

Emphasis is placed on developing the mission statement:

I can… I know I can

Our learning environment is characterised by high expectations for all learners, underpinned with the vision and commitment of Lingfield College to provide the highest quality educational experience for every child.  

Cross curricular links are embedded across lessons to promote creativity. This means that much of our learning is delivered through a ‘Creative Curriculum’ which enables staff and pupils to engage in contextualized learning which, in turn, allows for memorable, quality learning experiences which link skills and knowledge across a range of areas.

We believe our creative, class-based approach allows us to deliver the highest quality educational provision for each pupil and family. Each class teacher is responsible for the delivery of the curriculum through a ‘topic based’ approach which incorporates key skills to develop the application of knowledge in the humanities, sciences and creative subjects. English is taught as a discrete subject which supports the development of reading, writing and oral skills that are applied in every topic. Although links are encouraged across all subjects, Mathematics, and Modern Foreign Languages are mainly taught as discrete learning areas unless there is an obvious link to the topic.

PSHECE, RE, Music, Drama and British Values are incorporated into the Creative Curriculum where it is appropriate to do so, otherwise they are taught discretely. Specialist teachers and assistants support class teachers in many areas allowing us to provide a broad and enriched learning experience.   

Across the Prep School learning is enhanced through a comprehensive co-curricular programme which includes clubs, educational visits and experts coming into school to share their skills and knowledge.  By treating each child as an individual, knowing their interests and talents we work closely with parents to communicate and support each pupil's development and progress throughout their time in the Prep School, giving them the best opportunities in the formative years of their educational journey here at Lingfield College.