St George's Preparatory School - An Independent School located in the historic market town of Boston, Lincolnshire
St George’s Preparatory School is a very special place where girls and boys work, play and learn in a close, busy and caring community. Whilst staff are aware of their responsibilities to prepare children for their future lives as well mannered and well educated citizens, there is certainly no rush to encourage our children to grow up too quickly. We want our children to remember their childhood with fondness.
We are very fortunate to have such an inspirational main building - a Grade II listed Victorian house full of ornate carvings, ceramics and stained glass windows which evoke feelings of awe and wonder. They also provide a very useful history resource! Children have plenty of outdoor play spaces - a tarmac playground, a bark chipped area, a lawn and a mud kitchen and of course our beautiful woodland complete with a fire circle and plenty of trees for climbing!
Learning is never boring or repetitive at our school - we are proud to be independent and have thought long and hard about the curriculum we offer our children. The curriculum is built from the bottom upwards and great attention has been paid to ensuring that emphasis is placed on how children learn, rather than what they learn. The care and education of babies/children aged 0 until the end of their reception year is governed by the Early Years Foundation Stage which ensures that children learn through play based, hands-on activities. From Year 1 our own curriculum, incorporating our Forest School ethos is used. It is far broader than the National Curriculum and although we do not wish to publicise our unique approach, here is what Ofsted had to say about it:
The extremely well planned curriculum precisely matches the interests, needs and abilities of each individual pupil.
The quality of the curriculum is outstanding and secures the interest and enjoyment of pupils extremely well. Meticulous planning is supported by reference to the requirements of the National Curriculum and to the new framework requirements for the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Curriculum planning clearly identifies what pupils are to learn to ensure the progression of knowledge and skills.
Our motto: ‘believe, achieve, succeed’ is evident in all we do – committed staff, motivated pupils and supportive parents all playing their part in attaining the very highest goals in whatever we do.
Our school celebrates each child for being a unique individual. We expect respect, dedication and hard work from every pupil, then search for and enhance each child’s talents wherever they lie, working relentlessly to bring out the very best in everyone.