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Image of lower school children with their teacher - St George's School WindsorAt St George’s Lower School we are proud of our vibrant and happy community where children are given the space and freedom to learn. Our approach to teaching, both inside and outside the classroom, is designed to inspire and engage each and every child to make the most of their talents and potential. Our small class sizes, experienced teachers, broad range of subjects and activities and spacious, purpose-built classrooms enable us to achieve this.The Pre-Prep prepares children for a seamless academic, emotional and social journey through to Year 8.
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The Early Years

From September 2018 Early Years (age 3–5) at St George’s consists of two Kindergarten classes (morning and our new full-day class) and two Reception classes. Our main aim in the Early Years is to foster happy and independent children who thrive in an environment that is caring, fun and filled with new and stimulating challenges and experiences.  The children are given opportunities for both indoor and outdoor learning every day, which supports the teachers’ planned activities and the children’s own initiatives for learning.  We encourage our children to play and explore; to make choices; to try and to persevere; to be creative; to solve problems; and to form good relationships. We believe that a good start in the Early Years is fundamental to the development of positive, life-long learning habits and behaviours.

More about the Kindergarten

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Years 1 and 2

Visit Year 1 or Year 2 and you will notice just how happy, confident and well-mannered our children are.  There is a real sense of purpose and academic focus through inspirational teaching which helps each child develop their own unique skills and talents.

Challenge, opportunity and a willingness to ‘have a go’ are all important in developing skills and confidence.

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Year 3

Year 3 is an important transitional year at St George’s when the children prepare for their move into the Upper School. The broad curriculum which they follow continues to stimulate and challenge them.

Central to our teaching at this stage is the promotion of high levels of effort and achievement, which allows children to take pride in and greater responsibility for their work. This in turn lays a solid foundation for future study habits.

“Staff have a very clear understanding of how young children learn and work…High quality and imaginative resources are used throughout the curriculum to further children’s learning.”

ISI 2016

Pre-Prep News

Tatler Schools Guide 2021

We are delighted to be featured again in the new Tatler Schools Guide, the impartial guide to all the best public and prep schools in the UK. The review makes special mention of the school's MindUp programme and commitment to pupils' wellbeing: "Calm, contented pupils...

Key worker children help with PPE

11 young STG pupils have worked together to produce protective masks for Basingstoke Hospital using material supplied by Technology Supplies. Mr Giani downloaded a file from WF Education, which was used to cut out the headband on the DT Department's state-of-the-art...

“Teaching in the EYFS is of a very high standard and, in Nursery, often inspirational.”

ISI 2016