Welcome to Prep School
Welcome to Premier Academy Prep School where we nurture the seeds planted at our Kindergarten section.
The Prep School plays a crucial role in the growth of a child, for it is here that children discover and grow their talents, in and out of class. From the exceptional artists to the roaring musicians to the dashing athletes to the nerdy quiz wizards, the Prep School not only offers the necessary conducive environment for talent to be explored, but also sharpens these talents to the levels of each individual.
At the core of this exciting exploration for students, is the commitment by an affectionate and passionate team of staff members who understand that “humans come first” and at the center of Premier Academy is the acceptance and treatment of any student as a human being.
The Total Education approach where a child is treated as whole and not parts, has seen students excel in academics, sports and extracurricular activities and in pastoral matters of discipline, respect, integrity issues.
We are proud that at the end of six years, our students move on to the secondary section as fulfilled human beings.
The primary section caters for boys and girls, aged between 5½-l0½ years of age. At present, there are approximately 480 children on roll. We have eighteen classrooms, an ICT Suite, a library, a music room, an art room, a lunch hall, a learning support room, and 2 conference rooms.
The first two years in primary school [Key Stage 1] set the foundation for primary education based on the British National Curriculum. Years 3 to 6 make up Key Stage 2. At the end of Year 6, the students do the Cambridge International Checkpoint Exam which serves as a benchmark for entry into secondary school.
Teachers are responsible for the children’s welfare and delivery of the curriculum. Work is planned by teachers who draw on their expertise, knowledge, and experience to ensure work is relevant and suited to the needs of the children. The emphasis is on developing skills and teaching them how to improve their own learning while at the same time living harmoniously with others.
We believe extra-curricular activities play a very important role in the all-round development of young people. We, therefore, offer a variety of activities for our students to join and enjoy during the school day and after school.
There is an expectation of high standards of personal behavior and respect for others which we expect parents to encourage and support. Our expectations are clearly outlined in our Discipline and Homework policies.
The British National Curriculum forms the basis of the education in the Primary School where Years 1 and 2 make up Key Stage 1, and Years 3 to 6 make up Key Stage 2. At the end of Year 6, the students sit for the Cambridge International Checkpoint Exam which is a recognized benchmark for entry into secondary school.
For each subject in the curriculum, there is a programme of study, outlining the subject, knowledge, and skills that the pupils have to develop at each stage. There are frequent checks and balances on the progress of pupils, which are regularly communicated to their parents.
Throughout the curriculum, we equip our children with the academic, personal and social learning skills needed for the fast-changing world that they’ll be living and working in. We do this within the happy, structured and nurturing environment of the primary school.
Key Stage 1
Moving from kindergarten to primary school at the tender age of 5½ years can be daunting. However, the warmth of their reception into primary school soon allays their fears; and we are often told how the children hate missing even a day of school.
Key Stage 2
The transition into Year 3 is made at the age of 7½ years when children are independent and ready for the challenges of a more demanding curriculum including learning new languages like French and Spanish.
At the end of Year 6, at the age of 11½ years, our students are equipped with the basic skills ready to face the rigours of High School.
For each subject in the curriculum, there is a programme of study, outlining the subject, knowledge and skills that the pupils have to develop at each stage. There are regular assessments to monitor the progress of pupils, the schedules of which are communicated to their parents.