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We are ambitious for all our pupils and are committed to enabling every child to be the very best that he or she can be. Pupils are known and valued for everything that they are as well as for the contribution they make to the school community. Academic life is the keystone of a Hurst education.

Inspirational teaching lies at the centre of our pupils’ academic experience. A broad and balanced curriculum is delivered by excellent, enthusiastic teachers whose absolute priority is to ensure that our children are consistently engaged and stimulated. Lessons are carefully tailored to meet the needs of each class or group, to ensure that every child is appropriately challenged and to encourage a life-long love of learning; an ethos that is supported by the school’s popular, central and outstandingly resourced library.

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Alongside the best traditional teaching methods, Hurst Prep is committed to supporting learning with appropriate mobile technology. Pupils in the two senior years of the Prep are provided with iPad tablets. These encourage innovation and promote independent learning throughout the curriculum. To read more about how we use the the iPad, please click here

By regular assessment through Hurst’s Grades and Reporting system our teaching staff monitor progress and attainment and thereby provide the guidance required to help each child reach his or her academic potential. Further, achievements are celebrated regularly, promoting confidence and high self-esteem throughout the pupil body.

Throughout the pupils’ time at Hurst Prep, we work in partnership with parents, liaising regularly to ensure that their children thrive academically, developing strong and secure foundations for future academic success in the Senior School.