Parent Handbook 2020-21 - Key Stage 1 Surbiton High Boys' Preparatory School - Surbiton High School

Parent Handbook 2020-21 - Key Stage 1 Surbiton High Boys' Preparatory School - Surbiton High School
Parent Handbook 2020-21
            Key Stage 1
Surbiton High Boys’ Preparatory School
Parent Handbook 2020-21 - Key Stage 1 Surbiton High Boys' Preparatory School - Surbiton High School
WELCOME FROM                                                                                CONTENTS
    THE HEAD                                                                                    CONTACT INFORMATION                 4   LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM     28

                                                                                                AIMS AND ETHOS                      6   LEARNING ENRICHMENT AND ASSESSMENT 30

                                                                                                WHERE TO OBTAIN FURTHER INFORMATION 8   HOMEWORK                           31

                                                                                                WELL-BEING                         10   SOME IDEAS FOR HOME SUPPORT        32

                                                                                                THE THREE Rs                       12   TRANSITION                         34

                                                                                                THE LEARNING HABITS WHEEL          14   CO-CURRICULAR CLUBS                35

                                                                                                IPADS                              16   HEALTH                             36

                                                                                                ENGLISH                            18   USEFUL INFORMATION                 38

                                                                                                MATHEMATICS                        20   BOYS' PREP SCHOOL UNIFORM          44

                                                                                                THE CONNECTED CURRICULUM           22   TERM DATES                         48

                                                                                                MUSIC                              24   STAFF                              50

                                                                                                PHYSICAL EDUCATION                 26

    When you choose Surbiton High Boys’          emotional intelligence by embracing the
    Prep, you are embarking on a lifelong        characteristics valued so highly.
    love of learning; full of innovation,
                                                 From the minute they step over the
    creativity and challenging opportunities.
                                                 threshold, they are part of a thriving
    By developing this thirst for learning, we
                                                 community which will catch them when
    encourage boys to challenge themselves
                                                 they fall and praise them when they achieve.
    within the safety of the Surbiton
                                                 The close relationship that we have with
    community, knowing full well they will
                                                 the parents allows us to have a transparent,
    be supported, nurtured and scaffolded
                                                 open relationship which thrives on trust
    along the way. The boys are constantly
                                                 and helps the boys flourish within it.
    urged to think deeply about all aspects
    of school life. We value responsibility,     The boys at Surbiton Prep are happy,
    resilience and respect in our boys and we    active and enthusiastic learners; they love
    expect them to live by the motto, ‘May       life and they love learning. All staff form
    Love Always Lead Us’. This permeates         a part of their journey through the School
    through each layer of school life and        and we never fail to be excited as they
    the children begin to develop a strong       embark on their journey with us.

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CONTACT                                                         CHAIR OF THE LOCAL GOVERNING BODY         Mr Adrian McKeon
                                                                                                              c/o Senior School

                                                                    SCHOOLS TRUST (UCST)
                                                                    Chair of the UCST Board               Mrs Angela Crowe, JP
    PRINCIPAL                           Mrs Rebecca Glover
                                                                    CORRESPONDENCE FOR MRS ANGELA CROWE SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO UNITED
    SENIOR HEAD OF PREP SCHOOLS &       Ms Clemmie Stewart
                                                                    LEARNING REGISTERED OFFICE       Worldwide House
                                                                                                     Thorpe Wood
                                                                                                     Peterborough PE3 6SB
    HEAD OF SURBITON HIGH BOYS’         Mrs Tracey Chong                                             T 01832 864444
                                                                    Surbiton High School is regulated by the Department for Education and the relevant
    GIRLS’ PREPARATORY SCHOOL ADDRESS   95 – 97 Surbiton Road       contact details can be found on the DfE website (
                                        Kingston upon Thames        Surbiton High School is also noted on the Edubase register which is available at
                                        KT1 2HW           
                                        T 020 8546 9756

                                       KT6 4SP
                                       T 020 8390 6640

    CHARLES BURNEY HOUSE                143 Maple Road
                                        KT6 4BB
                                        T 020 8439 1400

    SENIOR GIRLS’ SCHOOL ADDRESS        13 – 15 Surbiton Crescent
                                        Kingston upon Thames
                                        KT1 2JT
                                        T 020 8546 5245

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                                                                                                    coached and encouraged to develop                • encouraged to be emotionally invested
                                                                                                    strong relationships, to be empathetic              in their learning, persevering in the
                                                                                                    and responsive to the needs of                      face of difficulties, noticing subtle
                                                                                                    themselves and others                               differences and patterns, managing their
                                                                                                                                                        distractions, and becoming absorbed in
                                                                                                   • empowered to lead a meaningful life, to
    Surbiton High School aims to inspire, encourage and empower                                       be able to understand what their goals are,
                                                                                                                                                        their learning

    young people to be the very best they can be.                                                     and to know what they are striving for         • empowered to be fully involved in their
                                                                                                                                                        learning, growing in interdependence,
                                                                                                    empowered to draw strength from
    Ethos                                         from all faiths and none, and we share                                                                collaborating    effectively,  listening
                                                                                                    celebrating their accomplishments, in
                                                  with United Learning its core mission:                                                                empathetically to others, and imitating
     We are a vibrant learning community,                                                           order to tackle new challenges.
                                                  ‘to bring out the best in everyone’.                                                                  their learning habits
     which inspires all pupils to discover
                                                  We are fully committed to the aims               We achieve these aims through our
     and embrace their individuality, to grow                                                                                                        • inspired, encouraged and empowered to
                                                  of the Framework for Excellence:                 inculcation of learning habits. Our
     in their intellectual curiosity, and to                                                                                                            be productive, planning their learning
                                                                children are:
     enjoy their independence                                                                                                                           in advance, revising and reviewing
                                                Aims                                               • inspired in their thinking to ask questions,      their progress, distilling important
      e acknowledge that there is no such
                                                                                                      to make connections, to imagine                   information, and developing their own
     thing as a typical Surbiton High School    •
                                                 Surbiton High School aims to inspire,
                                                                                                      possibilities, to reason methodically and         meta-learning.
     pupil, and that impressive academic         encourage and empower our young
                                                                                                      to capitalise on their resources
     results are just one aspect of our rich     people to discover and liberate the very
     tapestry of educational provision;          best of themselves, exceeding their
     we encourage every child to grow in         potential in an intellectually rigorous
     compassion, treat others with respect,      and challenging academic environment,
     and maintain an outward-looking             balanced with outstanding pastoral care
     attitude, living out the School’s motto:    and support
     ‘Amor Nos Semper Ducat’ (‘May Love         We achieve these aims through our
     Always Lead Us’)                           Charter for Happiness and Well-being. Our
      e empower every child to thrive:         children are:
     by developing social and emotional         • i nspired to deploy their greatest strengths
     intelligence,   becoming     rounded          to tackle all situations, developing a
     and grounded in character,       and          growth mindset and a ‘can do’ attitude,
     demonstrating kindness and service to         equipped with the tools to maximise
     others                                        their positive emotions
      urbiton High School is the founding      • e ncouraged to find their niche, to be
     member of the United Church Schools           fully engaged in educational activities,
     Trust and a leading school within             and to meet any major challenge that
     United Learning. Valuing our Christian        comes their way
     heritage, we welcome staff and children

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    Key policies and further information         • First Aid Policy
    covering the following areas are available   • Head Girl Team Policy
    on the School’s website www.surbitonhigh.
                                                 • Health and Safety Policy - Group
    com and also on request from the School
    Office:                                      • Health and Safety Policy - Local
                                                 • Learning Outside the Classroom
    • Academic Performance Statement             • Missing Pupil Policy
    • Admissions Policy                          • Physical Restraint Policy
    • Anti-Bullying Policy                       • Provision of Information Policy
    • Behaviour and Discipline Policy            • School Worship and Assemblies
    • Child Protection and Safeguarding         • Searches and Confiscation Policy
       Policy                                    • Special Educational Needs Policy
    • Co-curricular Policy - Senior School       • Supervision of Pupils on Site Policy
    • Code of Conduct - Pupils                   • Uncollected Pupils Policy
    • Complaints Policy                          • Word Processor Policy.
    • Curriculum Policy - Senior School
    • Curriculum Policy - Girls’ Prep School
    • Curriculum Policy - Boys’ Prep School
    • Drugs Policy
    • Early Education Funding
    • Educational Visits Policy
    •English as an Additional Language
    • Equal Opportunities Policy
    • Exclusion, Expulsion, Removal and
       Review Policy and Procedures

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The well-being and pastoral care at the         pupil. This relationship begins before the
     Boys’ Prep School is a vital and integral       Reception boy has started the school, and
     part of school life. We value the individual    throughout the year, the Year 6 boys take
     strengths of each boy and honour their          immense pride in caring and supporting
     successes through varied celebrations. In       their buddy up until their very last day at
     partnership with the parents, we nurture        School.
     and foster positive relationships with our
                                                     We have three Houses at the School:
     pupils, and at the heart of the pastoral
                                                     Arundel, Caernarvon and Balmoral.
     programme is our school motto: May Love
                                                     During the year we hold many
     Always Lead Us.
                                                     House charity events, assemblies and
     We are proud of our warm, nurturing ethos       celebrations, encouraging team spirit
     of the School and in addition to guiding the    and friendships across the year groups.
     boys to high academic achievement, our          Every term, pupils have a chance to earn
     programme of learning celebrates personal       House Points for good work, effort and
     strengths, builds confidence from an early      achievement, aiming for the target of
     age and recognises the importance of self-      Platinum. The House Captains, in Year
     esteem. We encourage the boys to develop        6, keep track of the accumulating House
     a sense of self-discipline, responsibility      Points on a weekly basis, and are hopeful
     and courtesy, as well as sensitivity to the     to raise the cup, at the end of the year, for
     needs of others.                                the winning House. Our House Sports
                                                     Day, which we share with the Girls’ Prep
     Our dedicated and caring staff provide
                                                     School, is also one of our highlights in the
     a happy, safe and exciting learning
                                                     School calendar, another chance to lift the
     environment whilst ensuring that the
                                                     winning cup and celebrate.
     boys’ individual needs are met. The
     Form Teacher is the first point of contact
     for parents, and our ‘Open Door’ policy
     means that parents can discuss any aspect
     of care or day-to-day issues, as and when

     There are many leadership opportunities
     at the Boys’ Prep. The School Council,
     Eco Committee, Year 6 Buddies and our
     House system; the boys are encouraged to
     have a voice and be a part of the wider
     school community. In Year 6, all the boys
     apply and are awarded a role within the
     School. The highest accolade is Head Boy,
     along with a Deputy Head and Senior
     Prefects, however, the role that all the Year
     6 boys cherish, is ‘Buddy’ to a Reception

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                The B                                                                                 VALUES
         3Rs at      oys’ Prep
     The                                                                                              Character and values are an essential part
                                                                                                      of education within the curriculum and
                                                                                                      are also taught in explicit ways. The Boys’
                                                                                                                                                     with them, throughout a range of contexts.
                                                                                                                                                     Respect, Responsibility and Resilience
                                                                                                                                                     resonate with the staff and pupils, and
                                                                                                      Prep values - Respect, Responsibility and      these simple yet effective beliefs permeate
                                                                                                      Resilience - are an integral part of day-to-   the buildings at both Charles Burney
                                                                                                      day life at the School.                        House and Avenue Elmers and underpin
                                                                                                                                                     all our interactions.
                                                                                                      First and foremost, children learn by
                                                                                                      watching and imitating. As educational         With this strong foundation, the boys
                                                                                                      practitioners, we know a large percentage      develop key core values of their own.
                   R espect                                                                           of each boy’s learning will come from          These character strengths are vital in
                                                                                                      observing the values and skills exhibited      preparing the boys for their life as adults.
                                                                                                      by those around them. Children love to         Ranging from bravery and forgiveness to
                                                                                                      copy and act out being older than they         integrity and gratitude, these character
                                                                                                      are, so the modelling of our values from       strengths are embedded into the teaching
                                                                                                      older pupils and staff has a huge impact       and learning at the Boys’ Prep.
                                          May                                                         on our younger boys. At the Boys’ Prep,
                                         L ove                                                        we ensure that our three core values
                                         Always                                                       are promoted inside and outside of the
                                          L ead                                                       classroom. For our boys to be the best that
                                           Us                                                         they can be, they need to work together
                                                                                                      towards a common set of goals and values
                                                                                                      that are clear to them and all who work

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Why is it important for pupils to               Pupils today will be entering the world of     ‘The most striking thing about some                                learn. We are ensuring pupils in our care
     develop good learning habits?                   work in the 2020s and 2030s. Many of our       undergraduates is their dependence, their                          continue their education with a lifelong
                                                     young people are highly likely to take up      lack of initiative and their reluctance to                         love of learning; safe in the knowledge
     At Surbiton High Boys’ Preparatory School,                                                     think themselves… new undergraduates
                                                     jobs that do not yet exist; they will follow                                                                      that they can tackle the bigger challenges
     we inspire our pupils to be dynamic                                                            seem to expect to be told what to do at
                                                     careers and work patterns that we may                                                                             life throws at them using the habits they
     learners who can thrive in a sophisticated,                                                    every stage. It is almost as though the
                                                     currently find difficult to imagine and it                                                                        have developed whilst at Surbiton High
     interconnected and complex world. We                                                           spoon-feeding      and    teach-to-the-test
                                                     is, therefore, imperative that we prepare                                                                         Boys’ Preparatory School.
     successfully blend the thrill of intellectual                                                  culture at school has drained them of
                                                     pupils for the 21st Century and beyond.
     discovery and strong academic knowledge,                                                       independent thought.’ Professor Tim                                The graphic shows all 8 learning habits
                                                     To that end, we empower our pupils to
     alongside encouraging lifelong learning                                                        Birkhead, Sheffield University                                     that we know to be vital for young learners.
                                                     gain an excellent academic profile, which
     habits.                                                                                                                                                           It is displayed in every classroom of the
                                                     becomes their passport to accessing the        Excellent performance across a variety of
                                                                                                                                                                       School. We hope you find it of interest and
     Our tailored approach to our pupils’            life-defining opportunities they so richly     subjects and an enthusiasm for learning
                                                                                                                                                                       if you would like more information please
     learning enables us to fulfil our ambition      deserve. At the same time, we recognise        will ensure success. At Surbiton High
                                                                                                                                                                       either contact Mr Byron King or visit
     to realise our pupils’ primal need for          the need for pupils to develop a wide range    Boys’ Preparatory School, we have been
     learning. Underpinning our learning and         of well-honed learning habits, encouraging     working closely with Graham Powell and
     teaching is the desire to create engaging       them to respond with confidence and            The Learning Organisation to ensure our
     and exciting learning experiences every         creative thinking to whatever unusual or       pupils also develop the way in which they
     day. Our pupils flourish academically. We       unforeseeable challenges they may face in
     know they perform best when they learn          the future.
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     to relish every opportunity available to
     discover their own individual talents and

     interests.                                                                                                                         Do I stick at things              Am I being curious
                                                                                                                                         even when they                      and asking


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     fit a pre-determined mould, but rather

     preparing them to be adaptable to an ever-

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                                                                                                                                        Do I listen carefully to            Am I being flexible.
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     iPads – Mobile Technology at
     Surbiton High Boys’ Prep School
     In line with our whole school digital
     strategy plans, boys in Year 1 and 2 will
     be introduced to using iPads through their
     Computing lessons. This supports them in
     being prepared for Key Stage 2.

     We believe that many aspects of learning
     can be supported, and advanced, by the
     effective use of mobile technology in
     the classroom and at home. Our aim is
     to complement what already works well
     in the classroom. Boys will learn to use
     a range of apps to support their learning.
     Importantly, the pupils will be taught how
     to use iPads safely and appropriately, both
     in the classroom and at home, and will
     be supported as they learn to master this
     technology. In Key Stage 1, the boys will
     use iPad apps including Scratch Jr, iMovie
     and Book Creator.

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to well-known and accredited authors to           speech marks. During Key Stage 1, we teach        Handwriting

                                                   develop his love and understanding of             the boys to separate stories into a basic three
                                                                                                                                                       Handwriting is incorporated in both
                                                   books. In Key Stage 1 the boys are heard          paragraphs – beginning, middle and end, in
                                                                                                                                                       Phonics and discreet English lessons,
                                                   read twice during the week with either a          creative writing and appropriate sections
                                                                                                                                                       where the teacher will model the correct
                                                   teacher or teaching assistant, as well as         for informative writing. We consolidate the
                                                                                                                                                       letter formation and introduce joins when
                                                   three times per week during their Phonics         boys’ understanding of tenses and sentence
     In our English lessons, we will be using                                                                                                          the boys are ready.
                                                   lessons.                                          structure.
     the Primary Strategy Literacy Framework.

     There are three strands to the work           When reading aloud, please encourage your
     covered: Word Level, Sentence Level and       son to sound out unknown words so that
     Text Level.                                   this technique is continually reinforced,
                                                   at home and at School. Discussion of
     • Word Level encompasses spelling and        the story is also very important and
        vocabulary                                 will help to develop understanding and
     • Sentence Level focuses on grammar and      comprehension of the text.
        punctuation                                Phonics
     • Text Level consists of comprehension       The boys will follow the Read Write
        and composition                            Inc. Phonics programme which is taught
     Speaking and Listening                        discretely on a regular basis throughout
                                                   the week. This teaches: phonics, reading,
     The boys will participate in a range of
                                                   writing, comprehension, spoken English,
     drama activities and learn to evaluate
                                                   spelling, grammar and handwriting.
     their own and others’ contributions.
                                                   During these sessions boys will read aloud
     During Key Stage 1, they will take part
                                                   with a partner, discuss details about the
     in a Christmas Nativity Play and other
                                                   text and practise spelling key words which
     school events. They will have the chance
                                                   are then sent home for the boys to rehearse.
     to play different characters to convey
                                                   Once the boys have reached the end of the
     stories, emotions and their own ideas.
                                                   programme, over the course of Year 2, the
     The boys will be taught different dramatic
                                                   boys will take part in group reading and
     techniques to explore characters and
                                                   comprehension sessions guided by their
     different situations.
     Reading                                       Grammar and Punctuation
     The boys will use books from Bug Club         Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPaG)
     and the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme.           are taught discreetly and are regularly
     The level your son is placed on will be       consolidated through retrieval starter
     continually assessed by his teacher. The      questions are the beginning of a lesson. The
     aim of the scheme is to develop your son’s    boys will consolidate their understanding of
     comprehension skills and his fluency          capital letters and full stops at the beginning
     when reading aloud. It would also be very     and end of sentences. During the year, the
     useful for your son to use a public library   boys will be taught to use the following more
     in order to widen his reading experience.     advanced punctuation: question marks,
     When ready, we will introduce your son        exclamation marks, commas in lists and
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We also encourage boys to learn             support for all pupils. We use a variety

                                                                                                      and develop their understanding of          of methods and resources to teach each
                                                                                                      Mathematics through the use of excellent    lesson and ask the boys to be collaborative
                                                                                                      web-based resources including Mathletics,   and reflective whilst promoting a culture
                                                                                                      Manga High and Times Tables Rockstars       of high expectations. We often take
                                                                                                      (TTRS), in line with the School’s digital   the learning outside the classroom and
     The National Curriculum is used as               • Fractions: to recognise, find, name and      strategy.                                   encourage the boys to relate Maths to all
     guidance in Mathematics at Key Stage 1            write common fractions.                                                                    areas of real life as they continue their
     and the curriculum is split into Number,                                                         Our Maths lessons are interactive,
                                                      We follow a mastery approach which                                                          journey of mathematical learning.
     Measurement, Geometry & Statistics.                                                              enriching and provide challenge and
                                                      ensures that the boys have a deep
     The main focus of the curriculum is on
                                                      understanding of each topic. They will
     Number and this forms the building
                                                      ‘master’ a topic through: procedural
     blocks of all mathematical understanding.
                                                      fluency and conceptual understanding;
     We use the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract         they will reason using mathematical
     (CPA) approach to teaching Number. This          language, generalisation and justifications;
     is a highly effective approach that develops     they will problem solve in a variety of
     a deep and sustainable understanding             contexts. Using the mastery approach
     of Maths. Learning starts at the concrete        we can ensure the boys are secure in all
     stage where the boys use tangible objects        concepts before moving up to Key Stage 2.
     to model the question. Next comes the
                                                      In Key Stage 1, time is spent introducing
     pictorial step with visual representations
                                                      pre-requisites of times tables such as
     of concrete objects. ‘Bar modelling’ is used
                                                      counting up and down in groups of the
     as a pictorial representation of a worded
                                                      same number. Times tables are introduced
     problem. The final step is the abstract stage,
                                                      to ensure the boys have a conceptual
     where the boys use mathematical symbols.
                                                      understanding and procedural fluency. By
     Number is split into key areas which are         the end of Year 2, the boys are expected to
     built upon each year:                            have automaticity in their recall of the 2, 5
                                                      and 10 multiplication and division facts.
     • Place value: to know the value of each
                                                      A strong knowledge of the times tables
      digit in a two-digit number and use this
                                                      is fundamental to successfully learning
      information in various contexts, such
                                                      many concepts in Mathematics at Key
      as ordering numbers and estimating
                                                      Stage 2.
                                                      The boys are encouraged to develop
     • Addition and Subtraction: to add and
                                                      skills in mental arithmetic during the
      subtract two-digit numbers mentally and
                                                      mental starter of a Mathematics lesson.
      use pictorial representations and objects.
                                                      These involve a wide range of activities
      Towards the end of Key Stage 1, the
                                                      from quick number bond facts to more
      written methods are introduced.
                                                      complex problem-solving questions. They
     • Multiplication and Division: to recall        also introduce the boys to a wide range
      2, 5 and 10 multiplication and division         of mathematical vocabulary and mental
      facts, and solve worded problems                strategies.
      relating to these.

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As well as English, Mathematics, Music,
     PE and opportunities for learning outside
     the classroom, the pupils of Surbiton
     High Boys’ Preparatory School benefit
     from additional, connected curriculum
     subjects.   These    include     Science,
     Computing, Modern Foreign Languages,
     Creative Arts, Humanities and Religious

     The connected curriculum is a thematic
     approach to learning and teaching,
     which enables pupils to think creatively
     and critically and to see relationships
     between subjects. Our pupils are
     distinctive in their approach to learning
     and their understanding of life, through
     their willingness to challenge their
     experiences and personal development.
     The curriculum provides more connected
     opportunities to empower the boys to be
     the best they can be and encourage pupils
     to be curious, innovative, enterprising
     and capable of leadership, whilst
     remaining reflective learners.

     In Years 1 and 2 topic themes cross all
     subject areas, allowing boys to explore
     them in further depth. The curriculum
     is designed to encourage boys to learn
     about topics from all aspects and gain
     an in-depth knowledge of what they

                                                 THE CONNECTED
     are learning about. Lessons are planned
     across the curriculum that link directly
     with the topic for the term. This ensures

     the learning is meaningful and applied
     across a range of disciplines, leading to
     the mastery of many skills.

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 In Key Stage 1, the boys have one 45-minute     In Year 1, lessons include listening,
 lesson each week and a 30-minute Key            performing, creating, playing and exploring
 Stage 1 Choir rehearsal with their specialist   musical instruments, singing, movement
 Music teacher. Year 2 boys lead the Infant      and the reading and writing of music. Each
 Choir which performs at important events.       of these assists in developing thinking,
 They are also involved in a production          communication and creativity. As the boys
 in which all boys take part. The boys           progress to Year 2, the aim of Music lessons
 thoroughly enjoy putting on a show to a         is to create intelligent musicians through
 large audience of pupils, staff                    singing, listening and improvising.
 and parents.                                            Lessons explore the musical
                                                             elements of pitch and rhythm in
                                                                more depth and boys learn to
                                                                 analyse simple music. The
                                                                  focus is on musical literacy:
                                                                   through experience the
                                                                   boys relate what they sing
                                                                   to what they see. Every boy
                                                                  in Year 2 will learn to play
                                                                 the recorder and learn how
                                                               to read and play from simple

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parents. The aim is to progress to the adult   on an ongoing basis to make sure they are

                                                                                                 pool and to build confidence in the water      in the correct ability group. We follow the
                                                                                                 in the Autumn and Spring Terms.                Amateur Swimming Association National
                                                                                                                                                Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) and

                                                                                                 The boys are grouped by their ability
                                                                                                                                                award our own certificates, which follow
                                                                                                 for their Swimming lessons. Qualified
                                                                                                                                                the NPTS Levels 1 to 7.
                                                                                                 instructors teach the boys essential water
                                                                                                 skills, culminating in the achievement
     In Key Stage 1, the boys are laying the       By the end of Key Stage 1 the boys should     of graded awards. All swimming is
     foundations of their own physical literacy    be able to:                                   technique based and the boys are assessed
     and lifelong involvement in sport. Through
                                                   • Hold balances using points by reducing
     a broad range of fun-based activities and
                                                      the number or size of contact points
     games, the PE curriculum is designed
                                                      (retaining quality)
     to improve the boys’ key components of
     fitness such as speed, strength, agility,     • Perform simple movement patterns in
     balance and co-ordination, as well as            dance or gym with agility, control and
     important life lessons. For example, how         rhythm
     to take turns and work in pairs, groups       • Successfully execute throws and catches
     or a team. The boys are also taught some         in small-sided conditioned activities
     basic anatomy and physiology to help
     them understand the benefits of regular       •Follow instructions and also be trusted
     exercise. Some of the themes we use              to work independently
     during PE lessons include the following:      • Cooperate fairly and effectively in
     • Athletics                                     physical activities with a range of
                                                      partners in the class
     • Gymnastics
                                                   • Compete fairly showing positive
     • SAQ (speed, agility & quickness)              behaviours, whatever the outcome of
     • Ball skills                                   the competition.

     • Agility, balance & coordination circuits   •Work safely with others during activity
                                                     and when using/carrying equipment,
     • Tennis
                                                     showing awareness of potential hazards
     Every week, the boys receive a PE lesson
                                                   • Know the function of the heart and can
     on-site and a Games lesson at our external
                                                      demonstrate how to raise and lower
     facility of Hinchley Wood. Within
                                                      their heart rate when preparing for and
     these Games lessons the boys’ physical
                                                      recovering from physical activity
     development is extended further through
     the themes of football, rugby and cricket     • Can independently sustain the effort and
     in each respective term.                         focus required for an active PE lesson.

                                                   In Year 1 and 2 the boys have weekly
                                                   swimming lessons which are billed to the

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At Surbiton High Boys’ Prep, we believe
     in outdoor learning or ‘Learning Outside
     the Classroom’ and the benefits this has
     for all our children. The opportunity to
     learn and play outside throughout the
                                                  We take pride in the fact that Learning
                                                  Outside the Classroom is embedded in
                                                  our curriculum across Key Stage 1. Our
                                                  Learning Outside the Classroom lessons
                                                  complement the Key Stage 1 National
                                                                                                LEARNING OUTSIDE
     year, in various kinds of weather, is as
     important as learning and playing inside.
     All Learning Outside the Classroom
                                                  Curriculum and are delivered within an
                                                  organised planned structure. The boys will
                                                  need to have a pair of wellington boots and
                                                                                                THE CLASSROOM
     experiences serve an educational purpose,    waterproof trousers that will be kept in
     enhancing and enriching our children’s       school.
     learning. Real-world learning brings the
     benefits of formal and informal education
     together and reinforces meaningful
     learning through acquiring knowledge
     and skills by experiencing real-life,
     practical or hands-on activities.

     Children are allowed free contact with the
     natural world and are offered experiences
     that are unique to the outdoors, such as
     jumping in muddy puddles in the rain
     and pond dipping for pond life in the
     Spring Term. Playing and learning outside
     also helps children to understand and
     respect nature, the environment and the
     interdependence of humans, animals,
     plants, and life cycles.

     We are extremely fortunate at Surbiton
     High Boys’ Prep that we have a fantastic
     outside space, which offers endless
     possibilities for learning. The setting at
     Hinchley Wood provides a wonderful
     environment to embrace outdoor learning.
     At Hinchley Wood we can make use of the
     woodland, sports field, pond area and
     tennis courts to widen the boys’ learning

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                                                                                             In the Boys’ Prep, the amount of homework    School every day, as reading with teachers
                                                                                             increases gradually year by year as          may take place on any day of the week.
                                                                                             the boys progress through the School.        To support their reading at home, all boys
                                                                                             Parents should be aware that homework        have a login to Bug Club. This gives them
                                                                                             is not necessarily always written. It can    additional reading books online, so that
                                                                                             take various forms, e.g. writing, reading,   you can choose a variety of books with
                                                                                             illustration, games, project work and        your son. Alongside reading, boys in Key
                                                                                             revision. There will not be any holiday      Stage 1 will also receive weekly spellings,
                                                                                             homework unless there is a specific need     English and Mathematics activities. These
                                                                                             for individuals.                             activities will be linked to the work
                                                                                                                                          being completed in School that week and
                                                                                             During Key Stage 1, boys will always have
                                                                                                                                          should take no longer than 20 minutes per
                                                                                             a reading book. This will be changed three
                                                                                                                                          homework set.
                                                                                             times a week, but must be brought into

     As part of the regular monitoring of        consultation with the Form Teacher and
     all pupils, a whole class Screening         the child’s parents, extra support in the
     Assessment will take place during Year      form of 1:1 lessons or small groups may
     1. As a result of this, specific concerns   then be recommended. We monitor all
     about an individual child’s progress may    pupils throughout their time at the Boys’
     be highlighted. If this is the case, then   Prep and therefore specific concerns
     an assessment will be administered by       about an individual’s progress may be
     the Learning Enrichment Co-ordinator.       highlighted at any time.
     Depending on the need, and after

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     One of the most frequently asked questions     to start initial discussions. Questioning
     by parents is, “How can we support our         your child on what is going to happen and
     child at home?”                                predicting different endings is also a good
                                                    way to determine their understanding of
     There are many ways in which you can
                                                    the text, as well as discussing characters’
     support your child. The most important
                                                    feelings and personality. The most
     thing to remember whilst helping is
                                                    important thing when reading with your
     continuity. It is important that the support
                                                    child is to remain enthusiastic and show
     given at home follows the way your son is
                                                    a love for books. This is then a step in the
     taught at School.
                                                    right direction to encourage your child to
     Reading                                        do likewise.
     Reading is an important part of learning.      Writing
     It is essential for parents to spend time
                                                    It is vital that you encourage your son to
     looking through and discussing books
                                                    write as much as possible. Good ways
     with their child. The pictures provide the
                                                    to encourage writing are diaries, cards,
     boys with vital clues and are a good place

                                                                                                   sticky notes or recounts of favourite days    Discussion
                                                                                                   out. If your son has a particular interest,
                                                                                                                                                 Verbal communication is very important,
                                                                                                   ask him to create a poster about it or draw
                                                                                                                                                 particularly at this level in the boys’
                                                                                                   and label a diagram. Please encourage
                                                                                                                                                 development. Talk about things in the
                                                                                                   your son to spell words phonetically by
                                                                                                                                                 environment: what do they notice? If
                                                                                                   sounding them out. Insisting on correct
                                                                                                                                                 they ask questions, look up the answers
                                                                                                   spelling will only dampen his enthusiasm.
                                                                                                                                                 together and get your child to explain
                                                                                                   Mathematics                                   to another person what you found out.
                                                                                                   Involve Mathematics in your everyday          Dinner time is a great way to find out
                                                                                                   activities at home. Talk to your son about    about your child’s day in a relaxed and
                                                                                                   numbers and shapes in the environment         comfortable atmosphere. Whatever the
                                                                                                   and make Mathematics fun by playing           topic, ask your child questions about
                                                                                                   number games and setting challenges           it, e.g. How does it work? Who is that
                                                                                                   at home. These activities do not need         character? What do you like about that? If
                                                                                                   to be formal, but can involve the whole       you ask questions, it will encourage your
                                                                                                   family through a practical and hands-on       child to also ask questions.

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Transitioning into Key Stage 1 from              At this stage, you will be able to visit

     Reception and then from Key Stage 1 into         Avenue Elmers to learn more about your
     Key Stage 2 can be a big change, therefore       son’s learning environment as he moves
     we have a focus on gradual change to             through the School.
     ensure that all boys settle well into their
     new year groups.
                                                      The move from Year 2 to Year 3 is a
                                                      transition year between the Key Stages.
                                                      The boys remain at Charles Burney House,
     Over the course of Year 1, the day becomes
     more structured in order to meet the             but Year 3 follow the KS2 timetable and
     curriculum requirements. We will ensure          timings, so their breaks are at a different
     the Autumn Term is transitional; gradually       time to the other boys at Charles Burney
     building up the lesson length. In order to       House. At this stage, the Year 3 boys eat
     help with the changes we ensure that in          with the older boys and also join them at
     all of the subjects taught there are many        Avenue Elmers for KS2 assemblies and
     opportunities for active, independent            some playtimes. This is a great way to
     learning, as well as child initiated learning.   ease them into the rigours of KS2, within
                                                      the comfort of a familiar setting. As the
     In the later end of Year 2, meetings will
                                                      oldest boys in Charles Burney House, the
     be organised with Mrs Chong to discuss
                                                      Year 3 boys experience opportunities to
     transition into Key Stage 2. During these
                                                      show visitors around School, and are given
     meetings, Mrs Chong will discuss the
                                                      responsibilities as the most senior boys in
     move into Year 3 to Charles Burney House,
                                                      the building.
     followed by the move to Avenue Elmers in
     Year 4 and preparation for Senior School.

                                                                                                    At Surbiton High Boys’ Prep School,            term. Enrolment for the Autumn Term Co-
                                                                                                    we pride ourselves on running a                curricular activities will take place during
                                                                                                    comprehensive Co-curricular programme.         the first few weeks of the Autumn Term.
                                                                                                    We foster the pupils’ love of sport, the
                                                                                                                                                   We are constantly looking for ways to
                                                                                                    creative arts, languages and music.
                                                                                                                                                   enhance and support our Co-curricular
                                                                                                    All our Co-curricular experiences are          programme and it may be that other Co-
                                                                                                    outlined for you in a separate booklet         curricular clubs may open throughout the
                                                                                                    available on MIS in September. Additional      year, and you will be given the information

                                                                                                    details of the clubs will be supplied to you   about this if and when this occurs.
                                                                                                    towards the end of each term, in order for
                                                                                                    you to make decisions for the following

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ensure that your contact details, including    • To ensure that any medications kept in       the expiry date. Parents will be asked to

                                                        emergency contacts, are kept up to date.         School are replenished before their expiry    complete a medical questionnaire and
                                                                                                         date                                          a medicines consent form. Parents are
                                                        If the nurse feels that your child requires
                                                                                                                                                       reminded that it is their responsibility to
                                                        hospital treatment as a result of illness or   • In the case of vomiting or diarrhoea, to
                                                                                                                                                       ensure that any medication kept in School
                                                        accident, a member of staff will accompany       ensure that their child returns to School
     Medical Information                                                                                                                               is replenished before its expiry date.
                                                        them to hospital and stay with your child        no sooner than 48 hours from when their
     Surbiton High School has a Welfare Centre          until you arrive.                                symptoms ceased.                              Regular /Occasional Medication
     on the Senior School site, which is staffed
                                                        Administration of Medicines in                 It is the responsibility of Surbiton            Only prescribed medication will be
     throughout the week by our Registered
     School Nurse.                                      School                                         High School:                                    administered on a regular basis. Antibiotics
                                                                                                                                                       and antihistamine preparations do not
     Health Assessments/Reviews                         Many pupils will need to take medication       • To safeguard the pupils in our care during
                                                                                                                                                       usually need to be taken during the school
                                                        at some time during their school life. As        the school day
                                                                                                                                                       day. Antibiotics can usually be given before
     A short health assessment is required for          far as possible, medication should be taken
                                                                                                       • To ensure that all medications are stored    School and immediately on return home
     each pupil, usually in the year of entry,          at home and only taken in School when
                                                                                                         securely and administered appropriately       without compromising the consistent high
     commencing with Year 1 pupils and again            absolutely essential. However, some pupils
                                                                                                                                                       level of medication in the blood stream.
     as required when concerns have been                may require regular medication, either on a    • To ensure that all regular or occasional
                                                                                                                                                       Parents are requested to ask their doctor
     expressed by Teachers or parents. These            short or long term basis, to keep down the       medications are administered by the
                                                                                                                                                       to consider the school day and prescribe
     are carried out by the School Nurse and            effects of or control a chronic condition        School Nurse and her deputy or whilst
                                                                                                                                                       accordingly when possible (i.e. an antibiotic
     are designed to promote the health and             or disability. In these instances, each case     on a school trip or visit, by a nominated
                                                                                                                                                       day is 24 hours therefore 3 times daily is 8
     development of your child and enable any           will be dealt with sympathetically. Prior        trained first aid member of staff.
                                                                                                                                                       hourly). Antihistamines are most effective
     problems which may affect their education          to the administration of any medication,       Emergency Medications                           when taken as a once a day dose in the
     to be identified. At the end of the online         parents are required to complete a medical
                                                                                                       Will always be administered- these include      morning.
     Medical Questionnaire, you will be required        questionnaire, sign a medicines consent
     to consent by ticking the declaration.             form and when requested, to supply a           Auto-Injectors, Asthma inhalers, Insulin        If any medication is necessary, it will
                                                                                                       Pens. These need to be easily accessible        be administered by the School Nurse or
     Illness or Accident in School                      written update on their child’s medical
                                                        condition.                                     and should ideally be kept with the pupil       her deputy in The Welfare Centre. The
     The School Nurse is based in the Welfare                                                          or, in the case of very young pupils, with      medicines should be delivered to The
     Centre. She is available throughout the            It is the responsibility of parents:           the class teacher. Pupils who are at risk       Welfare Centre on the main school site
     school day and, in addition, there many            • To ensure that their child is well enough   of suffering a severe allergic reaction and     in a plastic box labelled with the pupil’s
     first aid-trained staff on each school site.         to attend School. A child who has a raised   have been prescribed an auto-injector are       details and the appropriate documentation
     The nurse provides help and support for              temperature or is suffering from pain or     required to have two in School; one to be       including a completed and signed
     pupils with specific medical conditions              discomfort severe enough to require the      carried with them always and the second         medicines consent form. Surbiton High
     and those who are injured or become ill              use of medication should be deemed unfit     to be kept in an emergency box at each          School Staff are not permitted to administer
     during the school day. She does not operate          for School                                   School Reception. The storage of any other      either Regular or Occasional medication
     a sick bay for ill pupils or act as a substitute                                                  emergency medication will be agreed with        without specific authorisation from The
     for parental care. Please do not send your         •
                                                         To provide full details of any medical        parents on an individual basis.                 School Nurse. Please be aware that there
     children to School if they are unwell. Not          condition affecting their child and any
                                                                                                       These medications should be delivered to        is no legal or contractual obligation on
     only is it an unpleasant experience for the         medication required
                                                                                                       each School Reception at the start of term      teaching or administration staff to either
     child, it can cause viruses and infections         • To keep the School informed in writing                                                      administer medication or supervise a pupil
                                                                                                       in a sealed plastic container clearly marked
     to spread rapidly throughout the School              of any changes to their child’s health or                                                    taking it.
                                                                                                       with the pupil’s name. They should be in
     population. If your child becomes unwell,            medication                                   the container supplied by the pharmacy,         Medication can also be administered by
     we will contact you, therefore please
                                                                                                       complete with written instructions for          parents/carers on site.
                                                                                                       administration, detailing side effects and
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The system also allows us to communicate      commitment from any company engaged

                                                                                                  with you via our Weekly Parent                to gather or process data on our behalf.
                                                                                                  Communication update, which is sent by        Further detail is set out in our Privacy
                                                                                                  email every Friday. You can also receive      Notice available on the School website:

                                                                                                  text messages from the School when  
                                                                                                  urgent information (such as the late return
                                                                                                  of a trip) needs to be sent to you.
                                                                                                                                                Whilst we discourage absence due to
                                                                                                  School News
                                                                                                                                                medical appointments we understand
     Times of the School Day                        bringing or collecting children by car to
                                                                                                  School news is regularly updated via our      that in some circumstances this is
                                                    observe parking regulations strictly at all
     Arrival                                                                                      various social media sites such as the        unavoidable. Please note that family
                                                    times. A Controlled Parking Zone operates
                                                                                                  school website (         holidays during term time will not be an
     The front and back gates at Charles            in the area around the School. There are a
                                                                                                  and on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.       authorised absence, as school term dates
     Burney House will be opened at 8.00am          large number of meters available at a small
                                                                                                  There is a bi-weekly Prep School              are published well in advance.
     by a staff member. Key Stage 1 boys            charge for 15 minutes’ parking. Patrolling
                                                                                                  newsletter which is emailed to all parents.
     will need to be dropped in the back            Traffic Wardens are unsympathetic to                                                        If your son is taken ill during the school
     playground. If arriving at school by foot,     those who do not conform to the parking       The Surbiton High Boys’ Prep School has       day, you will be contacted immediately.
     please use Oak Tree Walk adjacent to           restrictions outside the School.              a Twitter account @SHSBoysPrep and a          For this reason, please can we ask parents
     Charles Burney House to enter the back                                                       Blog account which is found on http://        to ensure that their contact details,
                                                    School Administration Team
     playground through the rear gate. There is                                                This   including emergency contacts, are
     also a drive-through in operation. Please      The School Administration Team consists       gives you a small glimpse into our day        reviewed regularly and kept up-to-date.
     ensure that your son does not get out of       of Mrs Kelly Smith, Ms Charlotte Farndon      at Surbiton High Boys’ Prep School. A
                                                                                                                                                If a pupil is absent due to illness, their
     the car until adjacent to Charles Burney       and Mrs Fiona Meaney. Please contact          whole School annual newsletter is also
                                                                                                                                                parent(s) are required to contact the School
     House and that you turn left out of the        Mrs Kelly Smith or Ms Charlotte Farndon       produced and distributed to all parents.
                                                                                                                                                via telephone or the appropriate email
     drive-through in order to ease congestion.     if you have any questions or concerns         Please check the School calendar on MIS
                                                                                                                                                address        SurbitonBoysPrepAbsence@
     At 8.25am the boys will be taken to their      before your son joins us in September,        for up-to-date information on events.
                                                                                                                                       before 9.00am on
     classroom by their Form Teacher.               or Mrs Smith if you wish to make an           Class representatives will be elected to
                                                                                                                                                the day of their absence and every day
                                                    appointment with the Head.                    keep you informed of other important
     If your son arrives at School later than                                                                                                   thereafter until they return to the School;
                                                                                                  school activities that relate to your son’s
     8.25am, he should be taken into School         The direct telephone lines and email to                                                     alternatively they can call the School
     via the main gate and enter through the        the Boys’ Prep School are:                                                                  Office on 020 8390 6640 or 020 8439
     front door. If your son requires any help,     Tel: 020 8390 6640 or 020 8439 1400.
                                                                                                  Personal Data                                 1400. If a pupil’s absence is likely to be
     a member of the Admin Team will escort                                                                                                     prolonged, parents are asked to inform
                                                    Email:              Surbiton High School and United Church
     your son to his classroom.                                                                                                                 the Head, Mrs Chong, so that appropriate
                                                                                                  Schools Trust (UCST) collect, create
                                                    MIS                                                                                         measures can be taken.
     Departure                                                                                    and hold personal information relating
                                                    Once your son has started at Surbiton         to our pupils, parents and carers. This       Weather Disruption
     All boys finish school at 3.15pm. The front    High Boys’ Preparatory School, you            data is used for a variety of purposes in
     and back gates will be opened at 3.10pm                                                                                                    If local conditions are very bad and police
                                                    will have access to our Management            relation to our provision of education
     by a member of staff. Key Stage 1 boys are                                                                                                 authorities advise against travelling, do
                                                    Information System. By visiting https://      services, including monitoring pupils’
     to be collected from the back playground.                                                                                                  not send your child to School. Our MIS
                                           you will be able         progress and achievement and to
     Please wait in the playground until your                                                                                                   alert enables us to contact you via text or
                                                    to register to use the service, which will    safeguard pupils’ welfare. We take our
     son is dismissed into your care. Parents                                                                                                   email to provide appropriate updates.
                                                    allow you to see your son’s attendance,       responsibilities under Data Protection
     will need to park in the vicinity of Charles   timetable, rewards/sanctions and other        laws very seriously and demand the same       If a problem arises during the day, we
     Burney House, but we advise parents            information.                                                                                may have to decide to end lessons early,

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in order for the boys to avoid worsening       The After School Club runs from the end          to interact socially and we place great           assembly to congratulate the pupil on
     conditions. We will once again contact         of the school day until 6.00pm. Boys are         importance on table manners.                      something achieved across the term.
     you via MIS text alert. The School will        collected from their classrooms to go the
                                                                                                     Please notify the School Office and your          School Coach Routes
     remain open until all pupils are collected.    After School Club, where a healthy high
                                                                                                     son’s teacher if there are any allergies which
                                                    tea is provided for the children. It is                                                            Royale European offer ten bus routes for
     Late Collection of Children                                                                     we need to be aware of.
                                                    recommended that you register your child                                                           pupils in the School. All the coaches
     Parents are requested to collect their         even if you may only use either service          Mid Morning Snack                                 are fitted with seat belts. The routes,
     children promptly at the end of the day.       once or twice.                                                                                     timings and prices can be found on the
                                                                                                     We operate a healthy eating policy at the
     However, should any parents be delayed                                                                                                            school website. You may request a place
                                                    You will receive further details on fees         Boys’ Prep School. Pupils should have a
     while en route to collect a child from                                                                                                            on a coach via the online New Pupil
                                                    and Registration from the Admissions             piece of fruit or vegetable and, in addition,
     school, we ask, as a matter of urgency, that                                                                                                      Questionnaire.
                                                    Department.                                      they can have hard cheese, a small sandwich
     parents phone the School. We advise all
                                                                                                     or a nut-free muesli bar.                         Green & Silver Club
     families to enrol their children with the      Parent Consultations and
     After School Care scheme, as you never         Reports                                          Nuts                                              Growing out of the original association
     know when you may need it!                                                                                                                        formed in 1898 (OGOSH – the Old Girls of
                                                    There is a Parents’ Curriculum Evening           We have an increasing number of pupils in
                                                                                                                                                       Surbiton High School), the Green & Silver
     Infant Crèche, Before School and               early in the school year. This is an important   the School with severe nut allergies. In order
                                                                                                                                                       Club has become the association for all
     After School Care Facilities                   and very useful information evening, as it       to avoid a potentially serious situation, all
                                                                                                                                                       pupils, parents and staff, past and present.
                                                    is an opportunity for parents to meet their      nut products have been removed from the
     The Crèche is available until 3.50pm                                                                                                              It is run by a committee of members. The
                                                    son’s Form Teacher, who will outline the         lunch menu, on medical advice. Pupils are
     for boys in Key Stage 1 who have older                                                                                                            association focuses on celebrating the
                                                    curriculum and answer any questions              therefore not allowed to bring any products
     siblings in the Girls’ Prep School, Senior                                                                                                        benefits of a Surbiton High education
                                                    parents may have.                                containing nuts into the School. Please
     School or Boys’ Prep School. They will be                                                                                                         through providing opportunities to create
                                                                                                     ensure that this policy is respected.
     supervised by a member of the Prep Staff.      During the Autumn, Spring and Summer                                                               and rekindle memories, as well as to help
     If a sibling is in the Crèche, they need to    Terms, a time will be arranged for you           Houses                                            forge beneficial connections between its
     be picked up before the older pupil is         to meet with your son’s Form Teacher                                                               members.
                                                                                                     There are three school Houses:
     collected.                                     to discuss his progress. You may set up                                                            The aims of the Green & Silver Club:
                                                    additional meetings with your son’s Form         • Arundel
     The School operates a Breakfast Club and
                                                    Teachers at other times during the school                                                          Growing out of the original association
     After School Care Scheme at an additional                                                       • Balmoral
                                                    year at a mutually convenient time.                                                                formed in 1898 (OGOSH – the Old Girls
     cost.                                                                                           • Caernarvon                                      of Surbiton High), the Green & Silver Club
                                                    Parents will receive a termly written                                                              has become the association for all pupils,
     We are able to accept Childcare Vouchers                                                        In Key Stage 1, the boys start to receive
                                                    report.                                                                                            parents and staff; past and present. It
     to help towards your payment for this                                                           House Points for their effort, achievements
     provision. There is an initial registration    Nutrition                                        and good work. When they reach 25 points
                                                                                                                                                       is run by a committee of members. The
     charge which will be collected through                                                                                                            association focuses on celebrating the
                                                    All children stay for school lunch, which        they will receive a bronze certificate, 50
     the termly invoice. Both schemes are                                                                                                              benefits of a Surbiton High education
                                                    is served in the Surbiton Assembly Rooms         points, a silver certificate, 75 points, a gold
     based in the Surbiton Assembly Rooms.                                                                                                             through providing opportunities to create
                                                    dining hall. The children are supervised         certificate and for 100 points, a platinum
                                                                                                                                                       and rekindle memories, as well as to help
     The Breakfast Club is available from           very carefully during their walk to, and         certificate and a badge.
                                                                                                                                                       forge beneficial connections between its
     7.30am until the start of the School day,      from, this site. The weekly sample menus         Certificates                                      members.
     when your son will be escorted over to the     are available on the school website and
     Boys’ Prep School. At the Breakfast Club       there is also a Catering booklet which has       At the Boys’ Prep, weekly certificates are        The aims of the Green & Silver Club:
     your son will be given a healthy breakfast     additional information.                          awarded in our Good Work Assembly
                                                                                                                                                        to connect with current pupils and
     of cereal, juice, toast and/or yoghurt.                                                         and an end-of-term certificate is given to
                                                    School meal times are a time for children                                                           parents to raise awareness of the Green
                                                                                                     a pupil in each form in our end-of-term

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& Silver Club network                         items within the school community to           The Parents’ Association is hosting a       Any Questions
                                                     enhance the pupil experience. Membership       Welcome Supper in the Dining Hall
     • to provide alumni with the opportunity                                                                                                  If you have any further questions, please
                                                     of the Parents’ Association is open to all     on Tuesday 8 September from 7.00pm
        for social and professional networking                                                                                                  contact the Admissions Office on 0208
                                                     parents and is automatic on completion         onwards for new families. Bowl food will
        and career development                                                                                                                  439 1309 or admissions@surbitonhigh.
                                                     of the relevant section of the New Pupil       be served to enable you to mingle and get
      to enable alumni to give back to the                                                          to know other parents. To book tickets,     com.
                                                     Questionnaire. Payment of an annual
      School through volunteering, mentoring         subscription of £10 per family will be added   please go to
      or career talks to current pupils              to the Spring Term fee invoice.
     • to publish news and information about
        the Green & Silver Club and the School
      to hold reunion events and functions
      throughout the year with a focus on
      increasing our alumni engagement
      to promote, enhance and support the
      reputation of the School and its strategic
     Additionally, the Green & Silver Bursary
     Fund was launched in 2015, with the
     purpose of helping those whose financial
     circumstances       prevent    them    from
     accessing the benefits of a Surbiton High
     School education. The Green & Silver
     Club Award will be up to 30% of the
     current school fees, which can be received
     by one pupil or shared between pupils.
     The Award will be reviewed annually.
     Pupils not eligible for a CFSP Bursary are
     still entitled to apply, provided they meet
     the means-tested criteria.
     The modest £10 annual subscription from
     current parents, together with donations
     of money, time and talent from so many
     of our alumni, help support the Green &
     Silver Club.
     Parents’ Association (SHSPA)
     The Surbiton High School Parents’
     Association has three main functions: to
     form a link between parents and the School,
     to organise social events for parents and
     their children, and to fundraise for specific

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     BOYS’ PREP                                                                                    Compulsory

                                                                                                   Waterproof jacket        Green with School crest (to remain in School
                                                                                                   or plain black coat      at all times)
                                                                                                   Blazer                   Green with School crest
                                                                                                   White shirt              Long-sleeved with winter uniform;
                                                                                                                            short-sleeved with summer uniform
      School Uniform Suppliers                        Nearly New Uniform Sales
                                                                                                   Trousers                 Dark grey
      AlleyCatz                                       Regular Nearly New Uniform Sales are
      Claremont House, 34 Molesey Road                arranged by the Surbiton High School         Waterproof trousers      Green or black
      Hersham, KT12 4RQ                               PA Committee. For more details visit         Shorts                   Dark grey knee-length (summer uniform)
      T 01932 223075                                                     Tie                      Green and silver striped
                                                                                                   Jumper                   Dark grey with trim
                                                                                                   Socks                    Short dark grey with winter uniform;
     Labelling                                        Seasonal Uniform
                                                                                                                            knee-length dark grey with summer uniform
     All formal uniform should be labelled on the     Summer uniform is to be worn from
                                                                                                   Shoes                    Black (from approved styles list)
     inside, with either iron-on or 8mm woven         September through to the half term break
     name tapes. All sports and art items also        in the Autumn Term.                          Art overall              Green (Year 2)
     need to be clearly labelled inside (not on the                                                Waterproof art overall   Green (Year 1)
                                                      Winter uniform is to be worn from the
     outside) with either iron-on or 8mm woven
                                                      Autumn Term half term break until the
     name tapes. Please note the recommended
                                                      end of the Spring Term.
     format for Reception to Year 2 is first and
     second name e.g. Jack Smith. When requesting     Summer uniform is encouraged from           Sports Kit
     embroidery, please use initials only on the      the start of the Summer Term, but this is    Compulsory
     outside of bags, for safeguarding purposes.      very much weather dependent. Summer
                                                      uniform is compulsory from after the half    Polo shirt               White with School crest
                                                      term break in the Summer Term.               Sweatshirt               Green with School crest
     Pupils will be allocated a House when
     starting the School. House t-shirts can be                                                    Shorts                   White
     purchased from AlleyCatz for delivery to                                                      Trainers                 Suitable for indoor/outdoor PE (mainly white)
     the School.
                                                                                                   Ankle socks              White
                                                                                                   House t-shirt            House Colours - Arundel (Red), Balmoral (Blue),
                                                                                                                            Caernarvon (Green)
                                                                                                   Jogging bottoms          Green

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