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St Pius X Catholic Preparatory School

Call us: 01772 719937

sports in Preston, PR2 8RD

Oak House, 200 Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston PR2 8RD

St Pius X Catholic Preparatory School



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St Pius X Catholic Preparatory School sports
Oak House 200 Garstang Road Fulwood Preston PR2 8RD
53.7828902 -2.7107365
St Pius X Catholic Preparatory School

Telephone: 01772 719937
Email: Web: stpiusx.co.uk

There is unlikely to be a better ­ advertisement for a school than its pupils – and it is a source of great pride at St Pius X that most children choose to attend through recommendations. Visitors are always impressed when they enter the lovely building, set in its own grounds, and meet children in the course of a regular day. They report how polite, confident and good-natured they are and leave full of praise for the warm, friendly atmosphere in the school. With a curriculum that is both creative and academically rigorous, the aim is to engage, challenge and enthuse all pupils. A recent visit from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) concluded: “Pupils have a very positive attitude to work.” By adopting a flexible approach the school can offer a tailored programme of learning that gives every child the opportunity to excel and fulfil their potential in a supportive environment. This approach extends to extra-curricular activities which include French, Spanish, drama workshops, ballet and musical instrument tuition, as well as sports. For head teacher Bridgeen Banks, the importance of providing a rounded education, and one that is enjoyed by the children, is paramount. “We have an excellent reputation for success in exam results, with a consistently high number of pupils gaining entry to independent and grammar schools and we know this is a high priority for parents,” she says. “But we’re also aware of the importance of the added value we offer in allowing children to develop as capable, confident individuals. “This isn’t measured in exam successes but is valued just as much.” Indeed, the latest ISI report noted: “Children are polite and courteous,” and added: “The personal development of pupils is excellent.”

 

Oak House Nursery

At Oak House Nursery the  aim is to provide children with an enjoyable experience as well as one that puts down the foundations for future learning. The recent ISI report said: “Children in the early years foundation stage achieve extremely well”. The curriculum of stimulating, ­fun-filled activities, which makes the most of spacious outdoor play and learning areas, is combined with a rich programme of focused activities including music, drama, French, tennis and ballet – all from an early age. The result is nursery pupils who are well prepared for a smooth transition into reception. Flexible nursery sessions are available through the Nursery Voucher scheme. Oak House Nursery holds the Step Into Quality Kite Award, from Lancashire County Council Education Department.

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