The Mulberry House Pre Prep School West Hampstead
At The Mulberry House School, we aim to prepare children between the ages of 2+ and 7+ for the transition to leading prep schools in London. We believe children should receive a well-rounded education and our aim is to instil a love of learning within each of our pupils. The school offers a broad and balanced curriculum that supports them to develop as individuals, thinkers and learners. Children are taught traditional subjects like literacy and numeracy, but they are also extended to develop their abilities in subjects such as art, music, drama and languages too.
Teaching Children How To Learn
The pre-prep educational environment is designed to support the children express themselves and develop the ability to listen, speak, read and write. The Mulberry House School has modern facilities and the children are exposed to a wide range of different learning spaces. For example, we have a rooftop terrace for physical education and an outdoor classroom at a local nature reserve that allows children to explore the environment and learn about nature and biodiversity as well as exercise.
We encourage children to use their skills flexibly when by applying the methods they have learned and translating their knowledge to new tasks and varied situations. This will often involve finding ways to problem solve and ask questions, as opposed to them being told what to do and how to do it. We find our approach develops confidence in their own ability to find solutions to academic challenges. The confidence that this instills are also equally valuable in other areas of their life too.
Helping Children Understand The World Around Them
The Mulberry House School has a distinct focus on Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) education. We place great importance on supporting every pupil’s health and wellbeing. Our pre-prep school classes have daily circle times to explore the core values from our Mulberry Mindset. Pupils are encouraged to investigate moral and ethical issues to respect faiths, feelings and values. This helps them to appreciate diverse viewpoints and will help them flourish as they move beyond school life. This also works harmoniously with our teaching of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect, acceptance of other faiths and beliefs and equality. Whilst focusing on the children developing in all subject areas, we ensure these experiences provide them with a further understanding of the world they live in.
Attainment at The Mulberry House Pre-Prep School
The Mulberry House School cohort are performing well according to the latest data. The vast majority of pupils achieve better results than the national average in all core subjects, as well as expressive arts and design subjects.
Our pupils achieve these high attainment results without setting any normal homework. The school believes that the learning environment should be continuous between home and school. We want them to be truly successful learners and plan an ‘individual curriculum’ where we get to know your child personally and find out about their strengths and weaknesses. Ultimately, working in partnership with you to help them reach their full potential. Please visit this article for more information.
As a non-selective school places are offered on a first come, first served basis. For this reason, admissions are recommended from the ages of 2+. There are occasional places for the pre prep school, but the majority of pupils at The Mulberry House School begin with us on the first Monday after their 2nd birthday. Parents are encouraged to visit the school and attend one of our open evenings to explore our school first hand. You can find out more information about our admissions policy here. If you would like to register your interest then please contact us.
At The Mulberry House School, we place emphasis on the children’s wellbeing ahead of everything else. We believe that it is of vital importance to support and nurture their mental wellbeing, particularly when it comes to their education. In order to give our pupils the best possible opportunities to succeed in education we first address their mental wellbeing and equip them with the skills needed to achieve mental wellness. Our values based education allows us to instil resilience and perseverance in each child that passes through our doors. In addition to this we provide each child with strategies such as mindfulness that they can apply to managing their emotions. This allows the children to be confident in their ability to tackle any challenges that they are faced with, preventing them from becoming disengaged in both their personal and academic endeavours. In order to do this, our teaching and learning is centred around the core values of The Mulberry Mindset; empathy, collaboration, reflection, focus and resilience. These values are empathy, collaboration, reflection, focus and resilience. Through embedding these values in everything we do, modelling them and setting clear expectations, the children can apply them to what they are doing. The children are given the ability to understand moral values and show their good behaviour and attitude towards both learning and the society in which they are living.