“Redcliffe staff have done invaluable work with our daughter and we cannot thank you enough for the way they have all seen her as an individual and brought out so much in her. You have some exceptional staff and I feel we feel our children have been so lucky for the opportunities they have been given at Redcliffe and how it has equipped them for the next stage of their adventures.”
An appetite for learning and discovery is central to our teaching philosophy here at Redcliffe School, with individuality and independent thinking actively encouraged through our Values.
Redcliffe offers girls and boys, aged rising 3 to 11, the opportunities and resources to be confident, enabling them to exploit their natural potential in a happy and relaxed atmosphere. Our reputation of being among the best preparatory schools in Chelsea is one of which we are immensely proud.
Our pupils enjoy a rich, diverse and contemporary British curriculum, which encourages a balanced and confident approach to learning. We place great emphasis on encouraging children to become courageous, persevering and resilient learners. The teaching of our Redcliffe Values which encompass kindness, respect, tolerance and democracy is a vital component of our educational provision. Lessons are designed to cater for all learning styles, with each individual child’s specific needs taken into account.
Our teaching is enriched in the classrooms throughout the school with the aid of computers, interactive whiteboards and iPads. Specialist teaching is provided for French, Spanish, music, art, sport, drama and ballet with LAMDA public speaking also on offer. For the older girls English, maths and science are also taught by specialist teachers. Our sporting curriculum is varied and we are proud of our record of achievement in sporting matches against other local schools.
Service for others engendering community spirit is a vital part of our education here at Redcliffe. Our annual Harvest Festival with fundraising for the local community and cooking for the Night Shelter gives our children an opportunity to think of others. Each year the School Parliament holds a democratic election to allow everyone here to elect our annual school charity.
As a charitable trust, Redcliffe School is run entirely for the benefit of our pupils. We are fully recognised and accredited by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) on behalf of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS).
In the curriculum at Redcliffe children enjoy a rich array of subjects, both in lessons and within our varied co-curricular programme. The following gives a brief summary of what is on offer.