Ahead of the Rydal Penrhos Open Day on Saturday 8 October, we are featuring each key area of the school and the amazing opportunities on offer.
Rydal Penrhos is holding a special Open Day on Saturday 8 October, giving prospective pupils and their families a first-hand opportunity to see for themselves what goes on during a typical day at the school.
Those in attendance will get individual tours and speak with teaching and admissions staff to get a broader perspective of the day-to-day life of a pupil, the diverse curriculum and exceptional pastoral care.
Ahead of the showcase, this special feature series focuses on the key areas of Rydal Penrhos and the outstanding opportunities on offer. We begin with Pre-School – the perfect place to build the foundations for a successful education.
Pre-School forms the bridge between home and school and is a young child’s first experience of an educational environment. It is therefore an important stepping stone in a child’s life.
Rydal Penrhos Pre-School is for children aged 2-4 and aims to provide a stimulating environment in which every child can thrive and develop at their own pace. This also includes progression in important areas such as social, physical, emotional and academic.
Children within Pre-School are softly prepared for a more structured classroom environment when the time comes. Our staff encourage each child to explore their curiosity, be self-motivated and independent, yet aware of their peers under the supervision of the department’s first-class staff team.
Pre-School activities are guided by ‘The Early Years Foundation Phase Framework’ which leads to nationally approved outcomes and links closely with that of the Reception class to ensure progression and continuity for the children.
The Pre-School department is vast, with specialist aged-based spaces and rooms designed specifically to improve thinking and cognitive progress at an important time while having plenty of fun in the process.
Rydal Penrhos also benefits from a vast outdoor space, which is something our staff take full advantage of with Forest School and Coastal School – two unique opportunities with proven results.
Parental involvement is something else we value highly at Rydal Penrhos. Parents are invited to join in some activities throughout the academic year and are regularly kept up to date with day-to-day achievements online.
The Pre-School experience at Rydal Penrhos is vibrant, caring and everything in between. A truly safe and happy environment where children thrive.