“Pupils’ attitudes to learning are outstanding.” ISI Inspection Report 2019
At Solefield, we provide a modern and dynamic classroom environment, whilst maintaining and encouraging the traditional values of learning one would expect of a highly successful and well-established Prep School.
As well as traditional subjects, all pupils study French, Music, Art and Drama from Reception upwards. Alongside this, there is ample opportunity to augment their learning and develop their creativity using a variety of resources from programming Beebots to re-enacting Greek myths in Latin.
We have an excellent staff of subject specialists who deliver exciting and clearly differentiated lessons. To enrich our teaching further, we have enhanced digital delivery of lessons and introduced iPads. Pupils enjoy Pupil Progress Interviews, individualised differentiation and an improved programme of self and peer assessment.
Outstanding classroom practice is central to our success, along with fostering an all-encompassing love of learning. Small class sizes enable staff to individualise the learning programme for each boy whilst taking the time and effort to get to know him, personally and academically. We encourage assiduous and frequent questioning and we instil the resolution to improve. These, and our enrichment of the academic curriculum, produce happy, inquisitive boys with the confidence to learn successfully.
It is our aim to exercise and stretch all of our boys’ minds so they acquire a passion for learning. We also strive to ensure that the pupil is given the ability and motivation to take ownership of his own learning through developing his independence and giving him a strong sense of self-esteem and an inquiring mind. Our intention is for students to become life-long learners and develop the necessary transferable skills that will equip them for the fast-changing life beyond Solefield.