The Pre Prep department educates children in Upper Foundation & Year 1 (age 4-6), gradually introducing them into formal school life, with the emphasis still very much on learning through play.
From year one we introduce children to Key Stage 1, this is where the curriculum becomes more structured and learning more formalised.
A key feature of our approach is the outstanding quality of the relationships between adults and children during their early years' education at Oakfield.
A creative, thematic approach aims to inspire and enthuse; promoting connections, building confidence and raising self-esteem, enabling children to grow in independence and to develop knowledge, skills and understanding. Thus a strong balance is maintained in enhancing the academic, emotional and social intelligence.
Staff invest a huge amount of time in getting to know the children as individuals with unique interests, skills, aptitudes and learning styles. Activities are planned carefully to ensure that all children make progress and develop enthusiasm, a sense of enquiry and a lifelong love of learning.
Our desire is that our children will learn to think for themselves, become independent and grow in self-awareness, emotional intelligence and concern for others.
We work hard to make each child feel confident, secure and happy at school and want them to arrive every day wanting to learn, take risks to extend their understanding and skills, have lots of fun with their friends and teachers and enjoy all the academic and social opportunities provided.