Eagle House Development Plan 2017 and beyond
At Eagle House the children are ‘Learning for Life’.
We aim to open their young minds by offering them a stimulating and inspirational environment in which to learn and grow. We nurture and guide them as they embark on their journey, enabling them to face each adventure and challenge with confidence. We instil a desire for knowledge, a respect for each other and the world around them and the motivation to succeed in all they do. We are committed to providing all round excellence and our unique relationship with Wellington College benefits all the children as they prepare for senior school and beyond.
We aim to be an outstanding prep school, blending innovative learning, well-being and the best traditional practices in prep school education.
The school has seen much development over the last five years and this together with an increase in numbers, an ‘excellent’ ISI inspection in 2012 and a successful boarding inspection in 2015, and ever strengthening links with Wellington College has put us in a strong position for the future.
There has been substantial investment in the school over the last five years. Recent building projects and major works include:
- Refurbishment of Pre-Prep playground
- Redecoration of the Pre-Prep corridors and doors
- External refurbishment of the Main Building
- Refurbishment of Pre-Prep boys’ toilet facilities
- New flooring in Old Library and Dining Hall
- Opening of new Sports Hall and Performing Arts Centre
- New DT Centre and Art room
- Creation of Year 3/4 area in Malan Building
- Creation of third Science laboratory and Food Tech room
- All Weather resurfaced and lines painted
- Pre-Prep glass shelter extended to provide 100% cover
- Refurbishment of boarders washrooms
- Major recent educational initiatives at the school include:
- New Teaching and Learning Committee created in order to track pupil progress, oversee academic CPD and support the Deputy Academic in the academic side of school life
- Parental Partnership – workshops for parents, information evenings, forums
- IPC introduced into Years 1-4 to develop a more cohesive and creative curriculum for years ensuring topics taught in science, history, geography, art, design, RS and music are as linked as possible to create meaningful learning topics for the children.
- Introduction of a new academic timetable based on one hour lessons
- Coding lessons introduced to Years 3-8.
- ISSP grant for science teaching and collaboration
- Assessment for Learning is used in all departments and regular INSET updates provided.
- Created a learning hub with the merger and development of current library and ICT room
- Developed the provision for outdoor learning by the creation of an outdoor classroom
- Collaborative Learning, particularly with Wellington College, to enhance the experience and opportunities for our pupils, staff and parents
- Improved pupil tracking ensures individuals are monitored and supported carefully by both academic staff and pastoral tutors
- Study skills and independent learning strategies explicitly taught to children through the Ex-Pro sessions.
Future plans include:
1. 2016 to 2018
- Development of the Chapel Garden
- Development of Outdoor learning areas – Tudor House, Adventure playground and Victorian Garden
- Extension of dining provision- through the building of a conservatory over Memorial Quad.
- Redesign of Kitchen/pantry/server area –to improve current facilities and allow for more efficient service
- Development of Pre-Prep/Prep adventure playground
- Provide safer access to the Manor Field with marked crossing area, removal of containers and new steps from GEC
2. 2018 to 2021
- New Music School
- New Pre-Prep Development