School Life

School Life

Life at Bricklehurst is marked by a family atmosphere, close attention, appropriate responsibilities and a broad curriculum.

Children may start in our Kindergarten in the term that they are three years of age. From here, they progress into Reception, Pre-Prep and finally Prep School.

Your children will benefit from specialist music, dance, drama, sport and swimming lessons, all included as part of the weekly timetable. Our small class sizes ensure that your child will receive an education that is attuned to their particular needs, delivered by specialist teaching staff and a well-organised, qualified team of teaching assistants.

When they join us, children are divided into four houses, to which staff are also allocated; this means that all of our staff frequently work with children across the age range.

Lunch is held in the dining room in two sittings, with considerable attention paid to good manners and healthy eating. Stimulating assemblies are held three times a week, featuring regular guest speakers. We have strong links with St. Peter’s Church in Stonegate, where whole-school services are held at Christmas and Easter.

‘Welcome’ coffee mornings are held for new parents by the Friends of Bricklehurst, while parents acting as ‘class representatives’ also help out with any questions. Early in the Autumn term each year, all parents are welcomed to the school to meet the new class teachers, where they’ll be able to gain a good insight into the coming year’s work.

We understand that it’s important to offer children responsibility, and over their time with us every child will be given a formal role in our school. We select prefects, house captains and captains for different sports teams, and children are given a voice through the School and Eco councils. Leadership duties might also include working with the Kindergarten children. Of course, we encourage and support all our children such that they’re able to make positive and active contribution to the wider community – locally, nationally and internationally.

The teachers at the school are brilliant; their sensitivity and understanding of their students’ needs is first class.