At King’s St Alban’s we have a mix of girls and boys from many backgrounds.
Our purpose-built Pre-Preparatory Department welcomes children aged four to seven. We have two classes in each of the three year groups: Reception, Year One and Year Two, with a maximum of sixteen children in each class. The department has its own outdoor play areas which are always popular. There is lots of space to run around, play with water and enjoy the fresh air as well as enjoy music, messy play, Forest School, and reading.
From Year Three we have ten small classes usually of between sixteen and twenty children. At break times children can choose between the playground, traversing wall, the lawned quad or the adventure playground.
All year groups have a strong academic curriculum which is taught alongside many activities and workshops, both indoors and outdoors. Fighting the Great Fire of London or firing a canon on the lawn, our workshops bring subjects to life in a way that will make learning an exciting process and constantly feed the children’s curiosity.
The Pre-Preparatory Department shares specialist staff and facilities with the Junior School, including the swimming pool and IT suite. The department also has a spacious hall ideal for sport, creative activities, assembly and dining. This space is also used for fun family events, such as French themed mornings or dance sessions with Jitterbugs.
Our Junior School pupils often integrate with the Senior School through use of the swimming pool, fabulous new sports hall and dance studio. Sixth Form students are regularly seen listening to children read or assisting with after-school clubs and specialist PE staff coach the major sports during weekly games lessons. This all aids in providing a positive and seamless transition when our children move up to the Senior School at 11+.
Pupils’ excellent behaviour, courtesy and consideration towards others are notably features of the school, as is their readiness to offer themselves for positions of responsibility or service to the community. Pupils are proud to belong to one of the King’s schools and enjoy being at their school.
Inspection Report 2011