School Developments

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Skippers Hill Manor Preparatory School has developed significantly over the years in order to ensure we continue to offer the very best learning experience for all our pupils.

In planning for the future, we are mindful to ensure three things:

The timeline below showcases some of the key developments in recent years. Scroll through our timeline to follow our story and keep up to date with our latest developments.

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Introduction of Woodland Explorers
2012

Introduction of Woodland Explorers

A new programme introduced where learning is taken outdoors in order to compliment teaching done inside the classroom and make learning more effective

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2013

Improvements to outdoor tennis and netball courts

Improvements to outdoor tennis and netball courts made so that practice and matches can continue to be played in high volume

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Installation of all-weather playing surface
2014

Installation of all-weather playing surface

Installation of all-weather playing surface to increase the number of sporting opportunities at school 

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2014

New Performing Arts Room

New performing arts room launched to increase the amount of performing arts opportunities offered to pupils

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2014

Expand age range in Early Years

Expansion of the age range in Early Years to 2 years old to allow children to engage in learning from a younger age and to increase preparation for Reception

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2015

New wireless network

New wireless network launched to improve the school's IT framework

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Challenge Award Scheme
2015

Challenge Award Scheme

Launch of the Challenge Award Scheme for Years 6, 7 and 8. Including a variety of tasks and projects to aid personal development 

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2015

Chromebooks

Chromebooks introduced to enable cross-curricular learning in order to make the pupils’ learning more meaningful and engaging. Pupils can also more readily access their work at any time from anywhere.

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Mountain Biking Trail
2016

Mountain Biking Trail

Launch of mountain bike and cycling skills club in order to broaden the number of opportunities offered to children at Skippers 

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Enrichment Programme
2016

Enrichment Programme

Introduction of the enrichment programme focusing on pottery, woodwork, orienteering and team building, textiles, Glee choir etc. Giving pupils the opportunity to try something new, challenge themselves and gain new skills

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Well-being Week
2016

Well-being Week

Introduction of Well-being Week, allowing children and staff to emphasise the importance of mental and emotional well-being in school

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2016

Playground art upgraded

Playground art is updated so that free time is enjoyable for pupils and the school remains tidy and smart

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Bushcraft Club
2016

Bushcraft Club

A new after school club launched in order to continue building on the importance of outdoor learning and engagement outside the classroom

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Effective Learner profile
2017

Effective Learner profile

Effective Learner profiles launched in school so that pupils can develop their capacity to be effective learners to achieve and flourish in school

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2017

Swivl video coaching project

A new coaching project introduced for teachers allowing them to continuously evaluate their own impact on pupils’ learning and ensuring teaching techniques are effective

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2017

Tapestry

Online learning journals introduced in order to quickly and easily track pupils development throughout the academic year

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2018

Coding club launched

Coding club launched to allow children the opportunity to learn and practice a new skill

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Refurbishment of the swimming pool
2018

Refurbishment of the swimming pool

Refurbishment of the swimming pool ensuring all activities are enjoyable for pupils and the school remains tidy and smart

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New minibus
2018

New minibus

New mini bus is introduced to increase the number of pupils and staff that can go off-site at once

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Balanceability
2018

Balanceability

Balanceability launched in Early Years so that children can improve coordination, balance and core strength

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2019

New Top Block classrooms for seniors

New top block classrooms to be introduced for seniors to allow them more space for their teaching and studies

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