A Birchfield Education

A Birchfield Education

AN INVESTMENT IN KNOWLEDGE PAYS THE BEST INTEREST

Benjamin Franklin

 

An all-round education requires a broad, rich and diverse curriculum and dynamic extra-curricular opportunities. A Birchfield pupil is exposed to a vast array of learning experiences and personal growth opportunities during their journey with us. The result of this holistic approach is clear to see; our pupils are socially confident, well-mannered and respectful and demonstrate intelligence, curiosity and a love of learning which we hope has set them on a lifelong path of knowledge acquisition. Below you will find details about each Birchfield School year.

 

Specialist Teaching

Birchfield School believes that early education should be of the highest quality. The way we deliver this quality is by exposing children from Pre-Prep to a selection of specialist teachers and then teaching from Year 3 upwards with teachers who display real passion for their subject areas.  This passion is transferred to our pupils who share in inspirational learning lessons and experiences.

Every Pupil Counts

It is no exaggeration to say that every teacher at Birchfield knows every child; their unique personality, strengths and challenges. This knowledge of and relationship with our children provides many educational benefits and allows for meaningful and positive relationships to be built from the moment pupils arrive. All of this is possible through our small class sizes and our personal approach to children and their families.

Extra–Curricular Opportunities

Take your pick at Birchfield from a diverse range of opportunities for your children, delivered after lunch or after school. Some of our many popular clubs are: Harry Potter Club, Myths and Legends, Business and Enterprise, Spanish, Golf, Dance, Flower Arranging, Tennis and Lego.

Curriculum

Academia forms the backbone of the Birchfield curriculum and this focus is demonstrated in our provision of qualified subject specialist teachers from Year 3. It is our aim always to discover and develop your child’s potential in the classroom and provide a supportive environment in which they can thrive academically.

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Prepcare Day Nurseries (From 6 weeks to age 4)

Birchfield Prepcare Day Nursery is set in the beautiful grounds of Birchfield Prep School. Prepcare is housed within a carefully converted building on the Birchfield site. The nursery benefits from the extensive facilities that the school has to offer, some of which include the gym, library, computer room, dance studio and outdoor swimming pool.

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Pre-Prep (Reception to Year 2)

Pre-Prep comprises three year groups: Reception (ages 4-5), Year 1 (ages 5-6) and Year 2 (ages 6-7). At Birchfield we cater for rising five-year olds in our Reception class and deliver seven areas of learning through a play-based curriculum using the updated EYFS Statutory Framework which came into effect on the 3rd April 2017.

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Prep (Years 3 to 5)

The younger years at Prep School comprise three year groups: Year 3 (ages 7-8), Year 4 (ages 8-9) and Year 5 (ages 9-10). Year 3 heralds the start of Prep School and things start to look and feel a little different to the children in terms of structure and expectations.

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Prep (Years 6 to 8)

The older years at Prep School comprise three year groups: Year 6 (ages 10-11), Year 7 (ages 11-12) and Year 8 (ages 12-13). In these years pupils are exposed to a more intense schedule of learning and are expected to demonstrate a high level of organisation, time-keeping, manners, self-discipline and respect for others.

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Clubs & Activities

A multitude of different clubs and activities occur after School for pupils in Years 3 to 8, with a smaller selection for Pre-Prep pupils. These popular opportunities are a key part of our commitment to delivering the finest all-round education and cover a massive range of age-appropriate subjects.

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Visits, Residentials & Workshops

Birchfield School prides itself on delivering the very best rounded education and we recognise that some of the most valuable learning takes place outside the classroom, in the real world. Our vast calendar of School trips, residentials and workshops aims to provide our pupils with a context to their academic subjects through experiential and experimental learning.

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Holiday Clubs

Birchfield understands the importance of high quality childcare in the school holiday periods and we are proud to offer a full and dynamic programme of clubs throughout each week of each holiday in the year. We wish to offer choice to our parents and fun and learning to the children. Our wonderful facilities here at Birchfield enable us to offer a wide range of outdoor and indoor activities to pupils and their friends during the holidays.

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