SINCLAIR HOUSE, FULHAM
Supporting academic excellence through individualised teaching, Sinclair House’s educational ethos is based around nurturing each child’s academic achievements and personal development
Sinclair House School opened in Fulham in 1989 as a small co-educational Nursery and Pre-Prep, offering a warm, caring and secure school environment. The School is committed to personalised teaching, nurturing each child’s talents, building on strengths, and developing their confidence to achieve academic excellence.
The core curriculum is structured to be intellectually stimulating, rounded and balanced, supporting each child’s unique academic progression and abilities. From Reception to Year 8, the children participate in a wide range of activities, including swimming, martial arts, drama, choir, and local and international school trips. Pupils have easy access to galleries, theatres, parks and museums.
The new Preparatory School building on Fulham High Street now offers enhanced facilities, including individual Music Rooms, an Art Studio, a Science Lab, an ICT suite, and a large, multipurpose hall.
From September 2014, the Preparatory School will benefit from an additional 5,000 square feet of space. This area will include an extended playground and covered all-weather sports facilities for Physical Education. This newly-acquired space will be further developed to expand the School’s Art, Design & Technology curriculum provision to include Food Science, Woodwork and Textiles, as well as providing additional lab space for Science lessons. Younger children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will also have access to a separate space for gardening with a reserved space for pupils to cultivate fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers.
Sinclair House Nursery has also expanded and now encompasses two premises, each with outside garden space. The Nursery uses the Montessori Method to deliver the curriculum individually and in small groups, with experienced and committed teachers, allowing the children to progress at their own pace. This mode of learning in the early stages of education facilitates greater enjoyment and confidence, which are key to developing strong social skills and independence.
The Nursery recently implemented new iPad-based educational technology “My Montessori Child”, which enables integration of live observations, teaching plans and reporting frameworks. This system facilitates real-time parent communication and enables increased parent-teacher collaboration throughout each child’s Early Years.
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