Prep School Curriculum
Your child is about to embark on the biggest and most important adventure of his or her life. Education. It’s a lifelong adventure that will continue through and beyond the different ‘phases’ of Felsted Prep.
Academic Extension Opportunities
At Felsted, our teachers are passionate about their subjects and they are committed to deliver flexible, creative lessons which stretch and challenge all children. Alongside this, we recognise the importance of allowing children to explore beyond the curriculum, to deepen their knowledge and understanding and satisfy their intellectual curiosity.
Our extensive programme of academic enrichment provides an ideal opportunity for pupils to challenge themselves on a regional, national and international level. at the heart of this programme is the desire to provide pupils with opportunities to extend themselves academically to achieve their own personal best.
Development of core skills is a key aim at Felsted and this is why STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art (Creativity) and Mathematics), literacy and language development are the central themes of our enrichment programme. Central and entwined in this programme are opportunities to develop 21st century skills, to equip our pupils for careers in an ever changing world. Through these activities, pupils develop their ability to think creatively, communicate and collaborate effectively, whilst building strong digital skills.
Our academic enrichment programme fully supports the school ethos, with pupils having many opportunities to develop resilience, perseverance and a growth mindset through the challenging nature of the tasks set for them. Supported by subject specialists and on occasions senior school students or external experts, our pupils learn to lead their own learning, further developing their character to make a difference to the world around them.
Who can get involved?
Pupils with academic Scholarships will be expected to attend at least one academic enrichment session each week. Teachers, parents or pupils themselves may also make recommendations for pupils to attend these sessions. This programme is open to any pupils whose interest and curiosity has been sparked in a particular area and we encourage all to take part.
Pupils from Years 5–8 can take part in many activities found in our Academic Extension Document below, with some for Years 3-4. Pupils can sign up for some of these sessions as part of their activities programme, overseen by Mrs Weston-Meyers in Years 5 & 6 and Ms Bushby in Years 7 & 8.