We are a school full of smiles, where children come to school happy in the knowledge that they are all valued equally, for the unique wonderful person that they are. If they are kind, respectful, ambitious and give their best, then we are very proud of each one of them. We celebrate their achievements in all aspects of their lives and witness how success breeds success.
We have high expectations of our pupils in terms of behaviour and expect them to develop into fine young people, confident with good personal discipline and a growing sense of responsibility towards themselves and others. They become assured speakers and performers, looking adults and peers in the eye and conversing with interest, good manners and confidence.
Our whole school ethos is to Challenge, Nurture and Inspire which has led to the creation of our TPS Mission. Pupils self-assess, with the help of their Form Tutor, once every term, colouring in how strong they feel they are in 12 key areas of personal development. Please see below for more details.
Being one school on one site, with some pupils staying with us from infancy to Sixth Form means that new joiners are warmly welcomed into one big friendly family with strong relationships and values. The large and diverse nature of the community, allows our children the freedom to express their individuality, whilst growing up in an environment where they respect and appreciate differences which enhance their young lives.
All pupils are placed into one of our four Houses for the whole of their time in the Prep School and a vibrant programme of competitions and fun activities creates a sense of belonging, pride and good-natured rivalry.
Our pupils move into Year 9 at a stage of their development when they are ready for the challenges of Senior School. The final years at Prep School provide the pupils with the opportunity to take on leadership roles and for the school to recognise their advanced status. In Year 8, the School Council includes the Head Boy, the Head Girl, and other Year 8 representatives, providing them with a fantastic opportunity to work in partnership with their peers and senior management for the good of the community. Along with the Heads of Houses, they meet regularly with the Headmaster and attend the Governors’ Lunch in the Summer Term. All of our Year 8 pupils are leaders of one or more areas of school life, chosen by them. Examples include Sports Leaders, Digital Leaders, Librarians and Junior Leaders (spending time with Year 3 pupils). Year 8 pupils enjoy a special relationship with staff, which draws upon their increased maturity and independence. They have access to communal areas that are not open to younger children, read in Chapel and other services, tour the school with prospective parents and enjoy an action-packed PPF Programme (Past, Present & Future) at the end of the summer term. This includes a formal dinner, disco and a trip.