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Steephill Independent School and Pre-School

‘Pupils are at the heart of everything we do’

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Steephill Independent School and Pre-School

‘Pupils are at the heart of everything we do’

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Academic success

ACADEMIC SUCCESS

The school has continued to build on its early success and has achieved a reputation for excellent academic results. Small classes and high expectations have led to an outstanding success rate for children applying to selective state schools and selective independent schools. Those children who go to non-selective state schools have an excellent grounding and parents have reported that this has led to them being much more confident at the beginning of their secondary education.

Despite being a mixed ability school, children consistently have an excellent pass rate and often achieve places at super-selectives and gain awards against fees at secondary independents.

 

Year

No. grammar school

No. independent school

Independent school awards

% 11+ pass

2012

13

3

3

88

2013

10

2

1

83

2014

11

3

2

80

2015

15

5

4

82

2016

10

3

1

85

2017

10

2

0

72

SATS

Steephill School pupils last took SATS at the end of year six in 2009 when they were very successful - 55th in The Times top one hundred prep schools.

Now however, without the pressure of SATS the children can enjoy a stimulating and creative time in their last year to capitalise on their learning throughout the primary curriculum. This also gives them an excellent preparation for secondary school.

Steephill has lots of clubs and many are to expand knowledge and curious minds. The quiz team came 7th out of 700 independent school nationally in 2016.
Picture 1 Steephill Quiz Team came 7th in the country 2016
Picture 2 Pre-school in the ICT room
ICT and coding are taught from age 3 years old. The children engage in many different areas including movie making, directing robots, stop motion pictures as well as the usual microsoft software programmes. All our teaching rooms have smartboards and we all have a dedicated ICT room. 
Picture 1 Knole House

Every term Steephill holds an enhancement day. Past such days have been on history, maths challenge, challenge puzzles, engineering, story writing, forensics, archaeology and many more. The day always includes all the children including Pre-school and each class has an activity appropriate for their age group. This brings the whole school together and provides loads of new learning opportunities.

 

All classes also go on visits. Pre-school might go to a farm or gardening centre or perhaps visit Pocohontas in Gravesend. Other classes visit museums, go pond-dipping, visit the Royal institute or the Cutty Sark. We think of the world as our classroom and use it when we can.

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