Living alongside other boys and girls and learning to be part of a community, as well as the opportunity to enjoy the grounds, facilities, and friendship of others, away from the busyness of a regular school day, all contribute to children growing in independence and confidence.
A family atmosphere is very much at the heart of Pinewood and can be seen across all areas and felt by all ages within school. A support structure has been created to reflect this and to demonstrate the importance that Pinewood places on pastoral care.
When children enter into the Prep School they will be assigned to one of our four houses, all named after places the school has been based throughout the course of its history.
We aim to provide the children with a well-balanced diet, using locally sourced produce and cooked by our own in-house chefs. We work to educate the children on the different food groups and the importance of eating well to help promote a healthy lifestyle.
Throughout the year, the children’s learning is supported through both trips to relevant places of interest, and workshops or talks delivered by visitors to the school.
Whether in Pre-Prep or in the Prep School, children have an opportunity to represent their form on the school Pupil Councils. This not only gives individual children an opportunity to represent their class, but it also ensures that all children feel they have a clear way in which to voice their views on matters at school, such as food, routines, activities or sports offered etc.
Friends of Pinewood (FOP) are a group of parents and staff, who organise fundraising events for pupils, parents and the extended Pinewood community. As well as raising money for the school and local charities, the events they hold bring people together in a fun, relaxed and social environment.
Whilst choosing a prep school for your child is ultimately about your child’s future, we are also very aware that your chosen school will become an enormous part of your life for the foreseeable future.