Bromsgrove Preparatory School shadows the National Curriculum. Academic expectations are very high, but initial selection means children of average ability are as welcome at Bromsgrove as the gifted and able. We believe in a liberal education, but at the core of the Prep School’s academic curriculum lie English, Maths and Science. The stronger the foundations, the taller the eventual building can be. The creative arts flourish all the more in that context, and the demands of the Senior School come not as a shock but a natural continuation of the Preparatory years. Since we do not prepare for Common Entrance, we are less geared to examinations than excellence in teaching and learning. These should be years of intellectual excitement and curiosity, not drudgery as one is taught to remember a particular set of facts for a particular exam. Children from seven to thirteen prosper in a vibrant academic atmosphere which caters for the huge changes that occur in these crucial six years.
Dyslexic children and others who have Special Learning Difficulties are all given extra support if that is what is needed in order for them to access the main curriculum. Obviously, a School such as Bromsgrove cannot cater for all, but we pride ourselves on our achievements with those for whom the gentle, nurturing approach is essential. Rigour and the understanding of individual needs co-exist.