Finborough has the perfect mix of history and ‘state of the art’. Our classrooms have the period features from its life as Finborough Hall, teamed beautifully with Interactive Whiteboards, Chromebooks and iPads.
Opportunities for outside learning are vast, and as pupils walk down into the woods to have lessons it is often like a scene from The Famous Five. We believe that all of these features allow pupils to gain the best of both worlds. Whilst they have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the latest technology, they are also taught to understand the importance of Digital Civility.
We are fortunate not to be constrained by the National Curriculum, but we use it as a guide to inform our excellent teaching. Teachers follow interests and topic themes, enjoying educational trips to support their learning.
All Prep School classes enjoy dedicated reading, spelling and arithmetic time throughout each week – regularly culminating in some friendly competition through the class readathon and house competitions.
Although our classrooms are separate from the senior school classrooms, Performing Arts lessons take place in the Prep School Drama Studio, Dance Studio and Music Room, which are located in the Music block in the Senior School. Prep 5 & 6 pupils have their Science lessons in the recently opened Science and Art block as one of the first steps in their transition into Year 7. The Prep School children also have their Art lessons in the new Art block, taught by specialist teachers.