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Children join Pre-Prep 1 from the age of 5, and the school day begins to follow a more structured timetable. Although the children follow the National Key Stage One Curriculum, our Pre-Prep teachers ensure that a broad and exciting range of lessons and activities are delivered to the children on a ...daily basis.

A specialist subject that is introduced from Pre-Prep 1 is Computing. Here, the children use programmable toys such as Bee-Bots, and a software called Kodable. They will spend the academic year illustrating an eBook using the web, and use the simulations in Sherston Coding to problem-solve and complete the program. Core subjects such as English, Maths and Science, alongside the Performing Arts, French, Sport, PSHE and Religious Studies are also explored by PP1, and children are taught at their own individual level so they can progress at the right pace.

School trips are also an exciting element of PP1, where children have the opportunity to visit Turweston Aerodrome, Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum, and the British Motor Museum, as well as experiencing immersive days that call for dressing up! Pre-Prep 1 is a place where expectations are high in terms of behaviour; we teach them how to show empathy, to be kind, honest, and considerate towards others, and the children's independence and confidence begins to grow significantly!

For more information on our wonderful Pre-Prep 1 year group, please head to our website via the link in our bio!

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The Boardman Building is home to our children in Nursery to Form IV, and with vibrant, inviting classrooms, this is the perfect environment for our Beachburians to spend some of their first school years.

At Beachborough Prep, we welcome children into Nursery from 2.5 years old, and their ...space is shared with our Kindergarten children, who are often found playing together both inside and outside of the classroom. Our youngest learners spend considerable time outdoors in their own little garden, which includes a living willow den, raised beds for growing vegetables, and a plethora of toys and activities for the children to enjoy.

With the national Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum as our framework for Nursery, Kindergarten and Reception classes, we focus on teaching, supporting and challenging each child within key areas such as: communication and language, Literacy, Mathematics, and physical development. Specialist subjects like Music are also introduced from 2.5 years old, with French coming into play for our Reception children.

There is ample opportunity for our youngest children to leave the grounds of Beachborough, and set off on exciting trips too. Whether that be to the local library or cafe, or further afield to the Natural History Museum in Oxford, our children enjoy a range of engaging activities throughout the year.

To discover more about the excitement of everyday life in Nursery, Kindergarten and Reception, please head to our website via the link in our bio!

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On Saturday 29th June, our wonderful parent community, @beachboroughfriends, held the bi-annual Summer Ball at the charming venue of @blackpitbrewery. The theme this year was 'a midsummer night's dream', and over 150 guests, made up of current Beachborough parents and staff, put ...their glad rags on and came together for the highly awaited event.

Following a drinks reception and canapes on the lawn, the guests sat down for a delicious dinner, courtesy of award winning caterers, @lemon_zest_cuisine. But the night was just beginning, and a silent auction swiftly followed, where attendees had the chance to “bid lots to raise lots” for four amazing charities: Mary’s Meals, Your Local Air Ambulance, Brackley Food Bank, and Beachborough Friends. We extend a huge thank you to our 14 sponsors, who so generously supported this event!

As the night continued, The Blue Jets got the party started with some incredible covers of floor-fillers, and the guests danced the night away before the arrival of carriages at 1am. On behalf of Beachborough Friends, we'd like to thank everybody who attended, donated, and helped to make the event so successful; we're looking forward to doing it all again in 2026!

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In June, we welcomed the @goodschoolsguide to Beachborough Prep to tour our school, meet Teachers and talk with children ahead of our renewed online review.

Read more about the visit in our latest news report via the link in our bio.

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Our annual Speech Day took place on Friday 5th July, where children in FIII-FVIII, families, friends, and staff gathered to celebrate the final day of the summer term.

Wonderful speeches were made my Mrs Mitchell, our Head Beachburians, Chair of Governors, and Year Group Coordinators, who ...announced the winners of many awards and trophies. We celebrated the endless successes of the children, and said final farewells to members of staff and our FVIII children, whose time at Beachborough has sadly come to an end.

We were also lucky enough to have the inspirational @mushyasghar join us, who concluded Speech Day with a fantastic presentation, sharing his own personal journey and how teaching has had a profound impact on his life.

We'd like to say a huge thank you to everybody who attended very special occasion; we hope you have a wonderful summer!

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Click the link in our bio, follow the instructions, and add all upcoming, published events to your iCalendar, Google Calendar or Outlook Calendar.

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Yesterday evening, the final night of boarding took place for the 2023/24 academic year.

With water-pistols and balloons at the ready, 80 of our children came together on the Front Lawn for the annual Beachborough water fight! Mr Blithe and Mr Gross took charge of the BBQ, and cooked some... delicious food for the children to enjoy before the fun commenced.

It was also a special evening to celebrate our beloved Matron, who after 37 years, is retiring and starting a new adventure. Our Senior Boarders presented a gift to her, and the children thanked her for all that she has done for them. The Boarding House wouldn't have been the same without her!

What a fantastic way to end the summer term 😊

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On Sunday 30th June, our Goblins raced in the Gathering of the Goblins 2024 at Goodwood Motor Circuit.

Competing against 90 other cars, the children participated in slalom, drag, and sprint races and found themselves up against some of the fastest cars yet. However, it came as no surprise... that our Goblins did us proud once again, and placed 1st and 2nd in the pitstop challenge!

It was another exciting experience for the team, so a huge well done goes to: Emilie S, Dougy H, Max W, Theodora S, Isabella B, Sophie C, Ayla O, Max G, George J, Zach L-W, Fergus T, Huey W, Arthur P, Leo B, Leo S, Otto P, Harry L, Henry C and Morris W.

Thank you to all of those who came to support the children on this special day, and to Mr Smith for the fabulous photos!

To learn more about the plethora of clubs we offer in addition to our curriculum, please head to our website via the link in our bio.

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Congratulations to those children who were selected to attend the last Effort Grade Lunch of the 2023/24 academic year!

They were treated to pizza and curly fries, followed by an ice-cream station with a selection of toppings. Well done for all of your efforts and hard work this term; this... lunch was certainly well-deserved! 👏

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