King’s House School
68 King’s Road, Richmond, TW10 6ES
About this School
“At King’s House School we recognise the importance of a broad curriculum. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum initially but extend well beyond its boundaries to provide the enrichment and challenge which will prepare pupils for Common Entrance and senior school scholarships at a pace and level appropriate to their needs.
As a preparatory school we recognise the responsibility we have, not only in educating each pupil, but also in developing a love of learning and a satisfaction in personal achievement. The approach in the classroom through the School is one of praise and encouragement. Recognition of achievement is in the form of House Points which are awarded in each Department and added to the House totals. Boys’ names are also added to the Gold Book or Distinctions List and are included in the weekly newsletter.
In the Senior Department half termly grades are given for both effort and achievement and the end of term reports provide targets for future improvement. Throughout the School we have qualified Learning Support teachers who work closely with the classroom teachers and provide extra support for pupils as and when it is needed.
Throughout their time at King’s House the boys work hard and achieve high academic standards that set them up very well when they move on to their senior schools.
At King’s House we believe in offering the children a broad and balanced curriculum which stretches and encourages them. In the Nursery Department and Reception we follow the Early Years curriculum, with the focus on the seven prime areas of learning. We believe that this structure give the children the building blocks for their future learning. Even at this young age though Literacy and Numeracy are evident, and the children receive specialist instruction in Physical Education, Music and French.
As they progress through the Junior Department, and Years 1-3, Literacy and Numeracy remain at the heart of the curriculum, as the boys develop their reading, comprehension, writing, oral and creative skills, while on the mathematical side understanding number and problem-solving are key. The boys have a broad curriculum which includes Science, Topic (History and Geography), Religious Studies, Computing, Art and Design Technology, all with their Form Teacher, as well as Physical Education, Swimming, Games, Music and French all taught by specialist teachers.
In the Senior Department, the boys continue with this broad and balanced curriculum. In Year 4 all boys are taught English and Mathematics by their Form Teachers and start to experience a wider range of teachers and subjects. They learn Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Design Technology, Art, Computing, Music, Drama and French. In Year 6 they start learning Latin and all boys continue with French and Latin to Common Entrance or Scholarship level. “
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