All teachers at Prospect House School share one firm belief: nurturing individuality is the most empathetic and effective way of teaching children to fly.
To ensure personal attention, the ratio of staff to pupils is high. Without exception our teachers are highly qualified and ably supported by our carefully chosen team of teaching assistants.
We have an extensive range of specialist teachers covering maths, English, computing, French, music, physical education, art/design technology and Latin.
Other highly-trained staff are available to identify and support children who may display specific learning needs. If appropriate, specialist staff such as speech therapists are also available to work with pupils.
We remain focused on giving every pupil the best chance of fulfilling their ability.
Variety and new adventures are the life-blood of curiosity and enthusiasm (which we deem to be fundamental to personal and academic development).
Aside from being fun and exciting, extra-curricular activities can work wonders in building confidence. A child who once struggled with maths may well excel once they discover they’re a dab hand at abseiling.
Prospect House School offers a wide spectrum of activities which encourage self-expression and the development of talents outside the classroom. This also helps build relationships by allowing us to interact with our pupils in different environments.
Visiting music teachers offer individual instrumental tuition on a variety of instruments. We have a school orchestra, chamber choir and senior and junior choirs, as well as a number of ensembles.
Drama and performance
All children act in assemblies, school plays, musical productions and concerts throughout the year. Children in Years 1 to 6 enjoy drama lessons and
our high-quality staging, lighting, sound and props give every production a professional feel.
Exploring further afield
Fresh air and new experiences are vital for children to soar to greater heights. We encourage Prospect House children to gain independence, resilience, team skills, self-reliance, a willingness to take risks and an interest in the wider world by taking them on optional residential trips. These start at age 8 or 9 in year 4. We recognise that for many children, a school residential trip will give them the first night they spend away from family. So we focus on helping every child to feel secure and have fun in a new environment.
Year 4 have the opportunity to take part in a three-day residential visit in Dorset focused on history.
Year 5 take part in an outdoor bushcraft adventure for five days.
Year 6 enjoy six days in northern France at an outward-bound château immersed in the French language and culture.
Prospect offers a host of after-school clubs
Extra-curricular activities and clubs outside the school timetable
These include coding, judo, golf, drama, art, animation, Spanish, hockey, netball, cookery, LAMDA dramatic arts, yoga, calligraphy, photography, football, touch typing and sport.
A wealth of sporting opportunities
Physical activity promotes wellbeing, so we offer a busy sports programme. This includes football, netball, hockey, running, cross country, tennis, athletics, cricket, rounders, swimming, dance and gymnastics.
Communication is key to identifying individual needs
We actively encourage a close relationship between parents and all staff.
Sharing information gives us a deeper insight into the wellbeing and progress of each child, and our open-door policy means we’re readily available to discuss any concerns that arise.
Parents are encouraged to support their child’s learning and the school gives guidance on how best this can be achieved.
Parents are invited to regular parents’ evenings and open mornings, sports days, concerts, class assemblies and theatrical productions. They can also join in their child’s class to share special events or celebrate a religious festival.
It is thanks to our parents’ association, PROFS, that we have a friendly, close-knit and supportive community extending a warm welcome to all.