“The contribution of arrangements for pastoral care is excellent. Pupils are well educated in accordance with the school’s aim to develop their potential to the optimum.” Independent Schools Inspectorate
We are a family school for families. We are one of a few family-owned independent schools in the country and we aim to work with parents and pupils to provide a happy and stimulating environment in which all pupils can thrive; to create an environment in which all pupils’ potential is developed fully in all areas of personal, academic, physical, social, spiritual and moral development.
The ethos of the school is based on an “I can” positive culture, where children are taught that ‘with help’ they can aim high and succeed. We create a supportive environment in which each child's needs are recognised. We aim to foster an understanding of all faiths and cultures; respect for one another and the environment in which we all live. Emphasis is placed on encouraging self-knowledge and an understanding of what it means to contribute towards a strong, cohesive community.
"Clear and effective policies and procedures relating to the pastoral care of all pupils, including those children in the EYFS, strongly support the aims of the school." - Independent Schools Inspectorate
We work hard to make sure that we follow the Caversham Prep Code of Conduct. These are important values and skills which we all make sure are at the heart of everything we do.
Be a good role model
Be respectful and kind
Be confident and take risks
Try our best and persevere
Take responsibility for our actions
Believe in ourselves
We talk about these principles every day in our lessons and in our assemblies and you will see these values shine through, in every pupil at our school.
We aim to develop lively, inquiring minds and foster an understanding of all faiths and cultures. We teach respect for one another and the environment in which we all live. Emphasis is placed on encouraging self-knowledge and an understanding of what it means to contribute towards a strong, cohesive community. We encourage the ability to question and see the other point of views. Our pupils develop independence and self-discipline in their approach to learning and acquire understanding, knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to a fast-changing world.
“The school’s systems to promote good behaviour and guard against bullying are highly effective. Emphasis is placed on positively rewarding pupils who behave well, and great enjoyment is gained from receiving recognition as star of the week during the assembly held to celebrate achievement. Information is shared between staff, both formally and informally, so that support and guidance is readily available and effective in meeting the needs of all." - Independent Schools Inspectorate