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Lower Pre-Prep

BISAK begins with our EYFS years – Nursery and then Reception. Our curriculum, in line with current UK practice, builds a strong foundation for future learning.

Learning, provided through carefully planned continuous provision, takes place through integrated topics. Further enrichment is supplemented by parent visitors including doctors and dentists, as well as school trips.

We firmly believe that focused play is a vital part of a child’s development at this phase. Our teachers and learning assistants are passionate about and dedicated to providing our youngest children with a high-quality education by passionate teachers and support staff who understand how to inspire young minds.

Upper Pre-Prep

In Upper Pre-Prep (KS1), we build on the fantastic learning that has taken place in EYFS. At this stage we develop on the fundamental skills developed in the Early Years.

As part of transition, Continuous Provision underpins the learning of the Autumn Term in Year 1. The National Curriculum of England and Wales inform our planning. A broad, cross-curricular approach is based on best practice from the UK, with an added international flavour.

BISAK Curriculum

Our dedicated teachers and learning assistants are passionate about and dedicated to providing the best for every individual to enhance their personal, social, emotional and academic skills. At BISAK we pride ourselves on ensuring that our teaching is up to date and follows educational research and best practice in the UK. Through our mission: ‘Let there be peace on earth’ and our BISAK values, we aim to inspire everyone to be positive global citizens by reflecting upon equality, community service and peace.

Pre-Prep Comprises

  • Lower Pre-Prep (EYFS) Pupils aged 3-5 (Nursery and Reception)
  • Upper Pre-Prep (KS1) Pupils aged 5-7 (Year 1 to Year 2)
Reception and Nursery (Early Years Foundation Stage – EYFS)

Children are encouraged to be creative and think critically through active play and exploration. These reflect the characteristics of effective learning. The prime areas of learning are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

The specific areas of learning are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive art and design

Our curriculum is play-based and covers the 7 areas of learning, listed above. ​Children develop independence through their interactions with adults and peers.​ Children begin phonics, reading and writing. ​They learn the importance of mathematics and how to use number in their everyday lives and are encouraged to follow their own interests with teachers supporting their learning and next steps of their development. Children in the EYFS feel part of the BISAK community as older children help during their library sessions and they take part in whole school events, such as World Book Day. Throughout every day in school, staff are continuously supporting their academic achievements and personal well-being. ​Our curriculum is designed to support their learning through exploring the world around them with a sense of enquiry.​ As a result, they develop a joy for learning and a desire to learn. ​

Year 1 & 2

The National Curriculum of England and Wales is followed. From Year 1 children begin to work towards a more structured curriculum.​ Continuous provision in the Autumn Term allows them to learn through many practical activities and experiences with the emphasis on enjoyment of learning, developing natural curiosity, problem solving skills, building relationships, and increasing their independence skills.​ During this first term we transition to more whole class teaching approaches.​

Starting in the Reception classes, we teach phonics in ability groups. This continues throughout Years 1 and 2 with the aim of children becoming fluent readers who have a love of books and reading. Our aim is that every child develops into an independent reader with excellent understanding.​ Maths skills are taught progressively and includes mathematical fluency, investigation, problem solving. and reasoning with a ‘concrete, pictorial, abstract’ approach.​

Through helping children to self-regulate and understand their emotions, feelings and behaviour, they are able to fully engage in lessons and take ownership of their learning. ​We focus on children’s well-being and have an absolute commitment to your child being successful, meaning that all learners and all learning styles are considered when planning to ensure the best outcome for your child.

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Extra Curricular

We provide rich opportunities to learn outside the classroom. There is a wealth of extra-curricular activities throughout the year. Clubs run from 1:00pm – 2:00pm and vary from term to term.

The range of activities includes:

  • Sports
  • Music
  • Art
  • Social
  • Academic
  • Languages
  • Performance


Academic Year 2023-2024

Pupils from Nursery (age 3) to Year 2 (age 7)