St George's Preparatory School
La Hague Manor, Rue de la Hague, St Peter, JE3 7DB, Jersey
|Headmaster||Mr Cormac Timothy|
|Date Appointed||April 2017|
|Co-ed Age Range||2-11|
|Number of pupils||210|
|Number of boys||94|
|Number of girls||116|
|Day fees per annum||£5,265 - £14,460|
|Average Class Size||15|
St George’s Prep and St George’s Little Dragons Nursery boast some of the finest facilities in Jersey. The school is set in a stunning 35 acre site of woodland, grass playing fields, football pitches, adventure play, award winning sports hall, and an enviable swimming pool.
St George’s is a non-selective school promoting a rich, varied and broad education. Our small class sizes and specialist teachers ensure our children are challenged and stimulated to strive for excellence in all they do. We assess all of our children before they join the school so that we are immediately able to offer whatever learning support they might need. We are quick to identify children with particular gifts and talents and set specific goals to challenge these children further. We also look to challenge children who excel at music, drama and sport.
Children are helped to understand themselves as individuals. We recognise that every child is an individual and aim to promote their happiness, self-confidence and well-being as members of a caring community.
Our idyllic walled garden for our younger children provides a secure and safe place for our children to play confidently with their friends. In the Manor house and stable block, there is a homely and safe environment where lessons take place in dedicated teaching rooms, by well-qualified specialist teachers.
The children enjoy freshly cooked healthy and nutritious lunches, prepared at school by our Chef, using locally grown produce. We are very fortunate to have an extremely active and well supported Parents Association. The GA organises a variety of events ranging from family quiz nights, film nights and the annual Family Bonfire Night. Although the main objective of the GA is to raise money for the school, we also ensure the events are very social, enabling parents throughout the school to feel part of the St George’s family and many long term friendships are made here.
We choose to follow the Jersey Curriculum, which is based on the UK National Curriculum, to provide us with a comprehensive framework upon which to build. The freedom to augment, adapt and expand this curriculum, coupled with our small classes, use of specialist teachers and longer working days, helps to create the very best learning environment for our pupils and ensures they make the maximum progress, whether in the classroom, on the sports field or on the stage.
Such a tailor-made programme allows us to focus on each child as well as on the different expectations held by the many senior schools who welcome our pupils both at the Island colleges and mainland public schools.
Our excellent record of transfer testifies to the success of our unique set up. Importantly, we believe it is a set up that presents our pupils with a wider range of opportunities than those enjoyed by any other primary pupil in Jersey and promotes a balanced and well rounded outlook.