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St Colette Preparatory School
Tenison Road, CB1 2DP, UK Cambridge
Tel. 01223 353696, Fax 1223 517 784

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Thank you for considering St Colette's for you child's first years in school. We welcome all prospective parents and pupils into our classrooms and invite you to join our happy community.

We believe that the introduction to school life should be experienced by every child as an extension of the home and that it is our responsibility to provide an exciting, stimulating and caring environment in which you will have confidence and your children will flourish.

It is our belief that every child is capable of excellence in many spheres. Our aim is that all children will achieve their maximum potential and leave St Colette's knowing their own worth, feeling confident in their future and fully prepared for entry into leading independent schools.


½ - 3 Years
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Our bright and child centred nursery offers a flexible introduction to our school with children able to attend on a sessional, part-time or full time basis, dependent upon on the needs of each child.

Children receive an introduction to the basics of learning and socialising within a caring, creative and imaginative environment. The well resourced indoor facilities ensure that children are stimulated, happy and secure. Our 'deck' and outdoor play area are child-centred, offering opportunities for social play and the development of physical skills.


3 - 4 Years
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Within the transition class children are encouraged to focus their natural curiosity and creativity and to develop concentration and communication skills. Emphasis is placed on the rudiments of numeracy and literature and, as a result, children will confidently adapt to more formal Reception classes.

The classrooms are all equipped with computers, printer and child friendly software, chosen especially to encourage interest and foster success. Our aim is to provide each child with the opportunity to acquire basic computer skills.

Learning in Transition is fun and very satisfying and although the facility is still available for mornings only attendance, most children are full time by their second or third term.

4 - 5 Years
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Reception children are given every opportunity to listen, talk about, and record their experiences with increasing understanding, competence, confidence and fluency. Each class is staffed by a qualified and experienced teacher who is supported by a classroom assistant. The curriculum is linked to the National Curriculum and each child's progress is monitored. Specialist subject teachers instruct in dance and music and every child is encouraged to learn an instrument

During their first half term at school, all pupils will be individually tested, using an accredited base-line assessment scheme, in line with Government policy and the requirements of the Qualification and Curriculum Authority.

5 - 7 Years
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As with the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 pupils have access to qualified and experienced teachers, specialist staff, and classroom assistants. The curriculum is imaginatively constructed to extend each child's potential and to develop individual skills and interests. The areas covered include mathematics, English, reading, spelling, handwriting, science, history, geography, art and craft, design and technology, physical education, French (in Year 2), music, religious education, dance, speech and drama.



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Learn.  Aspire.  Be. 

Even though GEMS schools consistently attain high standards of academic achievement, proven by external examination results well above the national average, we know that providing what children need to become exceptional adults requires more than just academics.

GEMS schools embrace a philosophy of preparing the students for the world and the challenges of the future.  GEMS unique perspective to education provides opportunities for students to develop to their full potential.

A kaleidoscope of extra-curricular activities, community involvement programmes and school events support GEMS education programmes. Exploration, innovative problem solving, independent expression and decision making are actively encouraged.  As a result students become informed, confident and active learners with a strong sense of self.

Four cornerstones form the foundation of our educational programmes. These Core Values are unique to GEMS, and are part of the planned curriculum, woven into the very fabric of school life from as early as Kindergarten.

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World Citizenship
Empowering Students with a Global and Local Perspective

Universal Values
Accepting that We are All Different, Recognising that We are All the Same

Leadership Qualities
Developing Each Student’s Individuality and Discovering Their Potential

Forward Thinking
Developing Skills for the Future


Day Club Time/Yr Group Teacher Details
Monday Country Dancing
3.30pm – 4.10pm
Yr 1 –2
Mrs Campbell  
Sewing Club
(Yr 1L classroom)
3.40pm – 4.10pm
Yr 1 – 2
Mrs Lee &
Mrs Cooke
Max 12
Charge of £10 for the term to cover materials
Tuesday Singing club
3.30pm – 4.10pm
Yr 1 – 2
Mrs Campbell  
ICT club
(Activities Room and Reception)
1pm – 1.30pm
Yr 1 – 2
Mrs Souter &
Ms Margetts
Wednesday Library club
1pm – 1.30pm
Yr 1 – 2
Mrs Heyes &
Mrs Harvey
Yoga for Children
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Yr 1 – 2
Anna Pledger
Max 12
Charge of £20 for the term
Thursday Short tennis
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Yr 1 – 2
Ms Wombwell
Next generation
Max 12
Charge of £22.50 per term. Tennis rackets are provided. Must wear P.E kit and trainers.
French Club
(Yr 2 classroom
3.30pm – 4.10pm
Yr 1 - 2
Mrs Alton
La Jolie Ronde
Max 12
Charge of £31.50 for the term. Also asked to purchase a CD and book to reinforce the course at a charge of £15.00
Friday Chess Club
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Yr 1 – 2
Sean Lip
Max 12
Charge of £36.00 for the term. All equipment provided

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