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Grimsdell Mill Hill Pre-Prep School

Our aim is to instil in your child a deep and natural love of learning that will stay with them forever. Our curriculum is rich and diverse and extends well beyond the National Curriculum.
It is both demanding and exciting, giving your child the chance to excel in so many areas. Girls and boys learn, work and play together and they will quickly develop excellent social skills and learn to be adaptable and emotionally intelligent; making friends with boys and girls and know they are equal.

We encourage every pupil to embrace challenge and to understand that success comes from hard work and persistence. At Grimsdell, we welcome failure because only by willing to risk failure do we try things we find difficult. We teach this positive mindset actively so your child will understand how they best learn from a young age.

At Grimsdell we teach our themes across the whole school, each year group tackling it in a different way and developing their skills in core subject areas such as reading, writing and arithmetic. We encourage children to question, enquire and problem solve. They work in groups or pairs to discuss, debate and think critically and creatively. They build strong verbal skills so they are keen and able to write about their ideas and thoughts. Practical tasks test their thinking and challenge them to be creative, all the while building their independence and confidence.

When young children are encouraged to respect each other and always to see people as individuals, they carry this with them through life. They bring the best out of other people, and blossom themselves because they are ready to seize every opportunity. Our pupils’ willingness to try anything is one of their biggest strengths.

Children develop best when their teachers and family work together to help them learn and be happy. We will always keep you well informed about your child’s progress, and welcome you into school whenever you want to talk to their teacher. Your involvement in school events, projects, workshops and trips makes them very special for everyone.

The Grimsdell Way

At Grimsdell we follow a code called ‘The Grimsdell Way’ wherby children and adults alike are asked to:
* Treat others as they would like to be treated themselves
* Share
* Forgive
* Are kind and helpful
* Listen to each other
* Are honest
* Are cooperative
* Do their best to be their best and;
* Share their worries
* Keep yourself and others safe and healthy

This allows our children to learn and grown within a community where they can feel safe and secure, have high standards of how they should be treated by others and have high standards of themselves in how they behave towards other people.

In this manner we aim to develop confident pupils with positive self-esteem and an outward looking prospective.

4+ Assesses
Phase 1 - Play-date style group assessment 
Phase 2 - Family assessment: individual pupil assessment with our Early Years Team and an informal interview for the parents, conducted by our Head, Mrs Simon.

Admissions contact

Mrs Davies-Jones
020 8906 7958

Boys / Co-Ed / Girls

Age range

3-8 years

Type of exam

Informal parent interview with the head with child- led and play-based
activities to assess their readiness for school.

Stage 1:
Play- date group assessment
Stage 2:
Candidates invited back will take part in a family assessment, with the Head interviewing the parents (informally) and an individual pupil assessment with the Early Years Team.

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