Wokingham, United Kingdom
About Crosfields School
Crosfields School is an independent day preparatory school for three- to thirteen-year-olds. Located near Reading, Berkshire, it accommodates approximately 511 boys and girls.
Crosfields School was founded in 1957 and is now run as a charitable trust under a single governing body. The school has created a new teaching block called The Oaks, which sits alongside its original buildings, the White Building and the Stable Block. It has also opened a new nursery.
Vision and values
First and foremost, the school aims to create an environment where every child is safe, happy and supported. It strives to offer a curriculum that is varied enough to allow every unique individual to discover their talents. Teachers encourage children to put in the effort and be resilient. They hope to give pupils the ability to be independent thinkers who challenge and enquire.
Numeracy and ICT skills are especially good at this preparatory school, along with reading. Creative subjects such as design and technology and art are another focus. The curriculum as a whole gives pupils experience in linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technological and social areas, as well as physical education. Extra-curricular activities range from lacrosse and fencing to forest school and chess. School trips are also organised to broaden pupils’ horizons.
“Pupils throughout the school develop very good skills across different subjects and the school prepares them very well indeed for the next stage of their education. The curriculum, together with an excellent range of extra-curricular activities, trips and visits, supports pupils’ learning extremely well.”