Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School (RPPS) is housed in four separate buildings located on a single site. There is a beautiful vicarage which was the original home for the school when it opened in 1991 and the site as a whole provides a comfortable, vibrant and homely environment for the children.
With the addition of the Gardener Building in 2011, the school increased its physical space and is able to provide a wealth of new curriculum opportunities throughout the school. RPPS has specialist on-site facilities including a multi-purpose Auditorium, Library, Music Suite, Art Studio and Science Laboratory. Additional facilities include a gymnasium, ICT suite and large outdoor playground space.
Our school library opens out on to the Playground and is a colourful and welcoming space which is stocked with over 8,000 books, and overseen by a Librarian team of two. 'Reading for Pleasure' is strongly encouraged at RPPS, with children able to borrow books during Library lessons, break-time and lunch-time, and also during registration for the Upper School. Children can access the catalogue by computer, and are encouraged to search for books themselves, whilst also being given guidance by the Librarians. The Library is used by all children from Reception to Year 6, with pupils able to borrow books from Year 2. The Library enjoys vibrant and informative display areas, which celebrate Theme Week, new books, pupil’s work, and they support the RPPS curriculum. The Library is often quoted by visitors as the best primary school library they have seen.
RPPS is situated next to Ravenscourt Park which is one of the Borough’s flagship parks boasting twenty-acres and having won a Green Flag award. It provides the setting for the majority of PE and Games lessons including the use of the tennis and basketball courts. The children also love exploring the park and discovering nature.
It is also a social hub for parents and children who walk through the park on their way home and offers many facilities including a walled garden, multiple play areas, and a paddling pool for children. There is a real sense of family and community and there are many family events which we host in the park such as whole class picnics.
The children also love exploring the park and discovering nature. Outdoor learning is essential as it gives children first-hand experience of the world; a chance to become immersed in their environment. That is an opportunity you cannot replicate in the classroom.