Nursery & Prep School

The Reception class at St Anthony’s School for boys aims to cultivate a love of learning and promote a culture of inquiry that will sustain boys at school and beyond. Much focus is given to encouraging pupils in all tasks presenting learning in a fun and engaging way. 

Main Aims

  • To develop boys’ knowledge and skills according to the EYFS (Early Years) programme focusing on communication and language, physical development, and personal, social and emotional development.
  • To help boys grow in confidence and self esteem.
  • To encourage boys to have good relationships with each other and with teachers.
  • To provide an environment that is secure where boys actually want to learn.
  • To work in partnership with parents in assisting their child’s development and learning.

The Learning Environment

Our highly skilled Reception teachers and teaching assistants organise the classroom environment and resources so as to maximise the interest and application of boys. There is plenty of scope for boys to work independently and in small groups with tasks set according to the potential of each child.

Each of our two Reception classrooms is attractively presented with lots of examples of boys’ work, which is used as a means of celebrating and valuing their contributions. 

As well as a playground there is a dedicated play area only for the use of boys in Reception. There is a small garden for children to plant and grow vegetables and on special occasions the boys are taken up to Hampstead Heath to learn about woodland, plants, insects and animals!

St Anthony’s School for Boys follows closely the statutory guidance for Early Years education as set out by the DfE. Please click link for more detailed information.

Prep School