Life at Talbot House
An attractive learning environment maintained by teaching pupils to respect and take responsibility for places and people.
- IT Suite
IT SuiteTalbot House Preparatory School can boast a modern, well-equipped IT suite that is in frequent use by our pupils and staff. Children have skills-based IT lessons each week with the IT teacher and there is also opportunity for the whole class to use the suite with other subject teachers. In addition children have access to a class set of portable laptops and interactive whiteboards throughout the School. We are linked to the Internet and children use this facility with adult supervision.
- Out of Hours & Holiday Club Facilities
Out of Hours & Holiday Club FacilitiesOut of School Club
We offer before and after school care facilities during the week and have a holiday club which is popular with parents and children alike.
Open from 8.00am
Open from the end of the school day until 5.30pm. Supervision of the completion of homework is provided and then children may participate in play opportunities.
Open for a large proportion of the main School holidays from 8.30am – 5.30pm. Exciting structured play opportunities are planned around a weekly and seasonal theme.
LibraryWe encourage students to read a wide variety of books. We have a well-stocked book room with both fiction and non-fiction books on offer. Pupils can visit each week to update their reading book.
LunchesAll children are provided with a two-course, healthy, cooked lunch each day. We aim to cater for all diets and medical problems. On occasions, a packed lunch will need to be provided by parents when children attend School trips.
- Special Events
Special EventsAt the end of each academic year the School holds a prize giving afternoon for our pupils and their families. Some pupils perform, music recitals are enjoyed and trophies are awarded to recognise effort, progress and achievement.
In addition, our Year 6 pupils are given the opportunity to showcase their talents by performing in a dramatic production.Other annual events in the school calendar include a sports day, swimming gala, Lower School Christmas play, Upper School carol service, Arts evening, Healthweek, as well as other exciting and educational opportunities as they arise.
Events such as these are valuable learning experiences for pupils and each child has the opportunity to stand out in their own right.
TripsChildren enjoy frequent trips in each year group. They will attend at least one a term and we aim to facilitate trips that are both educational and enjoyable. They vary from promoting safety and awareness, to historical visits and theatre trips.We arrange residential trips such as a Science weekend for children in Years 4-6, and a night in a Viking Longhouse for Year 3, both of which are very popular. In addition, the children all look forward to the four day residential trip offered when they are in Year 6.