What's on your child's timetable today?
PUBLISHED: 16:57 10 July 2009 | UPDATED: 15:29 20 February 2013
In these times of economic uncertainty, it is interesting to note that the number of children attending independent preparatory schools is actually increasing. Parents who elect to send their children to schools like The Old Hall in Wellington do ...
In these times of economic uncertainty, it is interesting to note that the number of children attending independent preparatory schools is actually increasing. Parents who elect to send their children to schools like The Old Hall in Wellington do so for many reasons, relating to standards, discipline, facilities and class sizes. Interestingly, one of the major attractions is the breadth of the curriculum offered in independent preparatory schools; the arts, humanities, music, drama and sport are still embraced and valued as highly today as they always have been. Of course Literacy and are an important focus, but not to the detriment of everything else. Maintained schools cannot be blamed for concentrating on Numeracy and Literacy when the main focus of their accountability is the league tables, which focus on Numeracy and Literacy!
At The Old Hall, your children will experience weekly swimming lessons as part of the curriculum and, depending on their age, can expect to be involved in Games and PE on four out of five days per week. Music, Drama, Art, Religious Education, Design and Technology, History and Geography are timetabled, in addition to the core subjects of Mathematics, English, Science and ICT.
Why don't you come and see what's on the timetable for your child at The Old Hall? Do your homework and call 01952 223117 for more information.
Old Hallians have a head start
The Old Hall School, Telford's only independent preparatory school for boys and girls, is delighted with the latest success of three ex-pupils. The three 'Old Hallians' have been appointed as Head Boys and Head Girl of three of Shropshire's premier schools. Alexander Shanklin is this year's Head Boy at Wrekin College, while Rory Griffiths and Elizabeth Boffey take up their positions at Shrewsbury School and Ellesmere College respectively.
Old Hall School Headmaster Martin Stott said: "We are so very proud that Elizabeth, Rory and Alexander have been recognized as such outstanding individuals. The Old Hall School has seen many of its ex-pupils go on to achieve great things, but this is a very special 'crop' of young people."