Aims and Ethos

At Chiswick & Bedford Park Preparatory School we offer high academic standards and we place great importance on developing each child’s potential in a secure and caring atmosphere.

We help our pupils to develop good learning habits and thinking skills, and to become confident, independent learners. We aim to motivate pupils and to foster within them a love of learning. We are very aware that children learn in different ways, so we take into account different learning styles, and offer a variety of approaches – visual, auditory and kinaesthetic – to meet the needs of all our pupils. Children are encouraged to take risks in order to learn and become independent thinkers. In the classroom, in sport, music, drama and art, we are keen to ensure that every child discovers and develops the talents and interests that lie within.

We value highly the pastoral care which we give, and are proud of the warm, nurturing ethos of the School. In addition to guiding pupils to high academic achievement, our programme of learning celebrates personal strengths, builds confidence from an early age and recognises the importance of self-esteem. We encourage our pupils to develop a sense of self discipline, responsibility and courtesy, as well as sensitivity to the needs of others.