The Prepatoria School

Name The Prepatoria School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address 7 Park Plaza, Battlefield Enterprise Park, Shropshire, SY1 3AF
Phone Number 01743460199
Type Independent
Age Range 5-7
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 11 (63.6% boys 36.4% girls)
Local Authority Shropshire
Percentage Free School Meals 0%
Pupils with SEN Support 0%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school was registered with the Department for Education on 9 May 2018. It opened on 3 September 2018. This was the school’s first independent school standard inspection. The school is registered for 13 pupils aged five to seven. There are currently six pupils on roll. The school is open for 48 weeks in the year. Pupils are able to take up to nine weeks leave of absence throughout the year. The school is located on an enterprise park close to Shrewsbury town centre. The proprietor also operates two early years settings from the business park. These settings were judged to be outstanding by Ofsted in 2017/18. The settings and the school are collectively known as ‘Shrewsbury Prepatoria’. The school does not make use of any alternative provision currently.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Leaders have ensured that all of the independent school standards are met. The leadership and management of the school are exceptional. Through regular monitoring, the principal ensures that teaching, learning and assessment are of the highest quality. The principal is passionate and determined. She ensures that each individual child develops a deep and lasting love of learning. The curriculum is broad and balanced. It provides a wealth of rich learning experiences and opportunities. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is highly effective. Interesting, well- chosen activities ensure that pupils are motivated to achieve high standards in their learning. Recent changes in the teaching of key reading and writing skills are helping pupils make more rapid progress. Teachers know their pupils well and plan for their individual needs. Despite only being in school for a short period of time, pupils are already making strong progress from their different starting points. Behaviour in classrooms and around the school is outstanding. Pupils have excellent manners and show empathy and understanding. Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning. They are inquisitive and want to learn. They support and celebrate each other’s successes. Relationships with parents and carers are of the highest quality. Parents are valued and seen as integral to each child’s learning journey. Leaders do not rest on their laurels. They constantly review the quality of education provided and make further refinements in order to meet the differing needs of all pupils. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school meets the requirements of the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 (‘the independent school standards’) and associated requirements.