How do you support new pupils in the Prep?

Every pupil is assigned a guardian angel for their first few days or weeks to help them learn how the school works.

Their guardian will guide them around, accompany them at break times, and help them get to
know our routines. The role of the guardian is important for the new pupils’ first few weeks at school however, most children adapt very quickly and once they feel able, the new pupil will become independent and the guardian less obvious.

As part of the Year 6 prefect roles and responsibilities, they also care for new arrivals and do their very best to make sure they are looked after at playtimes and during any other social interactions.

We have a 'Buddy Bench' which is used to great effect at playtimes. If anyone would like someone to play with or just chat to, they sit on the buddy bench where someone will come and engage them in conversation.