The life lessons children learn taking part in a school drama production

The life lessons children learn taking part in a school drama production

Sompting Abbotts places a strong emphasis on the performing arts. In different ways, we seek to boost pupils’ confidence and communication skills because we know these will be invaluable to their lives ahead. Self-confidence is gained from each tiny success, which leads to more success. Learning to perform and speak in public are essential skills that will be transferable to the children’s adult lives.

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How the best preparatory schools are honing children's 'sharp skills' for the workplace ahead

How the best preparatory schools are honing children's 'sharp skills' for the workplace ahead

Many jobs our children will be applying for haven’t yet been invented. But certain skills will be key to help them succeed in the new professional landscape. It’s abilities such as leadership, collaboration, problem solving, creativity and analytical thinking that they'll need to cope with technological innovation such as artificial intelligence, robotics and more. We talked to Mark Brotherton, Director of Education with the IAPS, to ask how prep schools can best prepare pupils to thrive in the workplace ahead.

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What exactly is a prep school? (And the answers to 10 more questions about preparatory schools)

What exactly is a prep school? (And the answers to 10 more questions about preparatory schools)

What is a 'prep' school in the UK? ‘Prep’ or preparatory schools are UK private schools that are the equivalent to the primary and middle schools of the state education sector. Most cater for children aged two to 13 years. Prep schools are independent so do not have to follow the National Curriculum although many use it as a starting point but go beyond it.

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What's the difference between a feeder and non-feeder school in the independent school sector?

What's the difference between a feeder and non-feeder school in the independent school sector?

What's the difference between a feeder and non-feeder school in the independent schools sector? And how do you choose the right school for your child when not all children have the same needs, interests and abilities? Headmaster Stuart Douch explains Sompting Abbotts is a non-feeder school because he believes no single school will suit all children equally.

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