Reflecting the best in the prep and junior school world

Supporters

Prep School is supported by leading organisations who supply goods and services to the independent school sector. We thank them all for their support over the last 25 years. Their backing has helped Prep School become the pre-eminent publication serving the UK's independent prep and junior schools.

 

CJM

 

Aalborg DK Ltd

Aalborg DK Ltd offers 2 product ranges; furniture and staging. All of our products are designed with the end user in mind and have minimal or no service requirements; other than general cleaning. 

Our Tip’n’Store dining furniture is easy to handle, quick to set out and compact to store with no maintenance requirements.

The ergonomic classroom furniture encourages good posture. Conceived from research by our expert team of engineers, industrial designers, ergonomists and surgeons. Benefits include improved concentration through reduced discomfort and proven better academic achievements.

Aalborg Stage is lightweight, strong and complies with all relevant health and safety requirements. Staff or pupils can build it and storage space is minimal.

All equipment has a long guarantee periods 15 years and we would expect all our products to outlast this time whilst still performing well.

We work with our customers to ensure their requirements are met and our attention does not end once we have the order.  We are committed to good service and contact all of our customers annually to ensure they are happy with the equipment and it is performing, as they would expect.

 

Contact Details
01509 264 112
www.aalborgdk.com
sales@aalborgdk.com

 

 

Cambridge International Examinations

 

Cambridge International Examinations

Cambridge International Examinations prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge.

Our international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not-for-profit organisation, we devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners' potential.

Our programmes and qualifications set the global standard for international education. They are created by subject experts, rooted in academic rigour and reflect the latest educational research. They provide a strong platform for learners to progress from one stage to the next, and are well supported by teaching and learning resources.

Every year, nearly a million Cambridge learners from 10,000 schools in 160 countries prepare for their future with an international education from Cambridge.

Web: www.cie.org.uk
Email: info@cie.org.uk

 

 

CJM

 

CJM Software Ltd.

CJM Software develops award-winning management solutions for schools and educational organisations.

Our software covers key administrative and teacher requirements presented in an easy-to-use system. This is backed up by exceptional customer support to ensure clients have complete understanding and control of their software.

SchoolManager™ has been developed to be the most comprehensive and flexible Management Information System (MIS) available. SchoolManager is the only solution that can be customised to each school’s individual needs and processes: adapting to the school’s way of working rather than being a rigid system. 

SchoolManager allows the school to develop bespoke reporting linked to the core information on a pupil. The modular system is suitable for pupils aged 3 to 16.

Tiger Timetabling is the established provider of flexible timetable solutions. The software supports drag and drop to make compiling complex timetables simple.

Tiger Timetabling enables mixing fixed position events with floating start times and lengths. The software automatically positions lessons and makes suggestions to optimize existing lessons. The software manages conflicts by showing all possible solutions and their implications.

Many schools have completed their timetable in a couple of days due to the simplicity of set-up, flexibility of moving classes and the intuitive way the software works. Once completed, timetables can be published online with password protection to restrict access.

MusicSchool Manager (MSM) is the professional management system for serious music departments. The software combines all administrative tasks into one efficient system.

MSM tracks a pupil's progression for the entire time they are at a school to build a comprehensive record of all tuition, participation, involvement, exam success and much more. 

Data can be displayed as charts and graphs to make analysis easy whilst tuition, exams and other items can be invoiced on behalf of visiting music teachers.

 

 

Drums for Schools

 

Drums for Schools

Award-winning manufacturer and supplier of musical instruments, CPD training and music resources for class and ensemble music-making. Drums for Schools are specialists in inclusive and easily accessible world music styles including African Drumming, Samba, Gamelan, Steel Pans, Taiko and World Percussion for ages 5 to 18 years. Sound Children are specialists in Early Years music making and have created a range of award-winning music resources for ages 0 to 5 years.

For more information visit www.drumsforschools.co.uk

 

 

Go Ape Tree Top Junior for School Trips

 

Go Ape Tree Top Junior for School Trips

Unforgettable Educational and Adventurous School Trips.

Looking to give pupils a great learning experience they will never forget? Get them out of the classroom and bring them on one of our school trips. You’ll find that you all get a lot out of the day. Go Ape Tree Top Junior offers a great outdoor educational experience and our adventure encourages confidence in the outdoor setting and most importantly, you’ll all have a lot of fun!

Enjoy our stunning setting for a school trip and create your own classroom in the forest. Your class will be able to complete the new Tree Top Junior adventure, use the forest for their classroom and simply enjoy getting back to nature. Whether you are a school in Dorset, Staffordshire, Hampshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Surrey or Kent we have a Tree Top Junior near you.


What your day could look like.


10am – Arrive at the forest. Gather the tribe and complete one of the activities suggested
11.30am – Enjoy our Tree Top Junior adventure
12.30pm – Sit down to lunch in the forest (or under our forest shelter if it rains!)
1.30pm – Complete another of the suggested activities.
2.30pm – Leave the forest with great memories of your day.


Please note. Go Ape organise your adventure on Tree Top Junior. The rest is up to you.

Our adventure costs £12 per pupil (that’s a 25% saving on our Tree Top Junior).

Book at goape.co.uk/schools-junior

 

 

Holroyd Howe

 

Holroyd Howe

Holroyd Howe is an independent school caterer specialising in the provision of fresh, creative food solely for the independent school market. Operating across the UK, we work with schools ranging from small day to large boarding schools, catering for pupils from 3 to 18 years old.

Since 1997, Holroyd Howe has been committed to providing fresh, healthier food, served by well-trained people who really care. We approach food service with a simple, no fuss attitude, using the best natural British ingredients on offer. Nothing processed, nothing added - just delicious, honest food everyday. We engage pupils with food using demonstrations, tastings and cookery lessons and we also encourage schools to grow their own produce where facilities allow.

Operating in over 100 schools, our clients include Bromsgrove School and Shrewsbury School, St Edmund’s College in Ware, Bede’s in Hailsham, Seaford College in Petworth, The Perse in Cambridge, St Paul’s School in Barnes, City of London School for Boys and Pangbourne College.

Holroyd Howe not only provides the core pupil dining, we also cater for parents, Governors and visitors, managing all aspects of hospitality, from match teas to formal dinners. Furthermore, we support our schools in developing their commercial enterprises and revenues during the non-term times, catering for weddings, conferences, sporting events and summer lets.

Distinctly different from our competitors, we are both specialists in the market and independent, whilst also benefitting from being part of WSH, our parent company, as we can share best practice, resources and expertise in areas such as events with our sister company Searcy’s, and café culture with our sister company Benugo.

For more information or to discuss how we could work with your school,please contact Claire Long:

01189 356 707
clong@holroydhowe.com
www.holroydhowe.com

HUE

 

HUE

HUE HD cameras are widely used in schools as multipurpose cameras and visualisers. The cameras flexible neck makes them perfect for animating or sharing work.

The HUE camera can be used for:

HUE products

    HUE HD camera – lightweight, plug n play  – A5 view
    HUE HD Pro camera – lightweight, plug n play , A4 view, LED lights, Includes HUE Intuition –
    camera management software.
    HUE Animation Studio – includes a HUE HD camera, HUE Animation stop motion software
    (single licence) and the HUE Book of Animation (60 pages of animation tricks and ideas).
    HUE Animation software – is also available and single, multiple and site licences.

All HUE products are compatible with Windows and Mac OS X
The cameras come in a choice of 4 colours: red, green, blue or black.

What teachers say:
“The HUE HD camera is easily as good as any document camera up to £200.”
Gavin McIntosh
ICT Systems Manager
Branston Community Academy

“Our teachers who have used them have proclaimed their versatility and value as a teaching resource. They can be used as a microscope in Science, a visualiser to showcase and discuss making improvements to children’s work, to project text for children to follow in literacy and to record children learning and talking, and so much more. They are simple to use and amazing value for money. We are purchasing more.”

Kathy Peters
Acting Deputy Headteacher
Beis Yaakov Primary

For a FREE 30 day trial of any HUE products please go to - www.huehd.com/schools
Contact us for a quotation - sales@huehd.com

 

 

Interactive Schools

 

Interactive Schools

“More than just a school website company”

Interactive Schools do not follow benchmarks. Success can only be delivered through
creating new benchmarks and #inspiringschools.

We believe that every school is unique, and want to help tell their #SchoolStories. Interactive Schools continue to be a beacon in the implementation of effective marketing strategies, and has been credited with increasing engagement & brand reach of some of the world’s leading prep schools.

We aim to differentiate, by creating bespoke creative experiences:

• Beautiful #SchoolWebsites
• Strategic #ParentCommunications
• Engaging #SocialMediaTraining
• Creative #SchoolMarketing
• Interactive #DigitalPublications

CONNECT
// www.interactive-schools.co.uk
// blog.interactive-schools.co.uk
// email us inspireme@interactive-schools.co.uk
// follow us @intSchools

 

 

isams

 

iSAMS

Revolutionising your data management

iSAMS offers a world-class Management Information System (MIS) that transforms the way schools access, manage and communicate information. Entirely browser-based, the single database and suite of integrated portals are accessible globally via any platform and any device - perfect for connecting the whole school community.

Our unique Prep School system offers a tailored solution to meet the needs of all Prep Schools. It is approved by some of the most highly acclaimed schools in the world and offers teachers, parents, pupils and staff a flexible MIS from which to manage all pupil and school data.

Our experienced and dedicated software team is constantly developing and enhancing the MIS. This allows our schools to streamline and enhance their information management while they focus on delivering excellence for their pupils.

If you would like to discuss how iSAMS can support your information management needs, please call us on  +44 (0) 1604 659100 or visit www.isams.co.uk.

 

 

Lego Education

 

Lego Education

Possibly best known for its building bricks, the LEGO® Group has been on the high street for almost a century. Meanwhile, LEGO® Education has been working with schools for more than 30 years to encourage what we call systematic creativity. Our aim is to help teachers take a more progressive approach to teaching in order to unlock students’ interest in learning, using digital tools, tailored curriculum resources and teacher-training programmes as well as our famous coloured bricks.

We believe that more playful, creative and hands-on methods engage students of all abilities and achieve results. This progressive approach can be successfully applied across the curriculum – in Literacy, Language, Maths, Computing, Science, Design & Technology and Engineering. For more information, visit www.LEGOeducation.co.uk.

Top Primary Resources
LEGO® Education StoryStarter is an award-winning resource which kick-starts pupils’ creativity and boosts their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills at Key Stages 1 and 2. Pupils work together to create and build stories with LEGO bricks and figures, then use the unique StoryVisualizer Software to visualise, write and communicate their work. StoryStarter also inspires students to collaborate while creating and communicating their stories. To find out more, visit www.LEGOeducation.co.uk/StoryStarter

Meet your curriculum goals in Computing, Design & Technology, Maths, Science and Language with LEGO® Education WeDo, a fantastic cross-curricular, hands-on tool. It enables pupils to learn, construct and then bring their models to life using the drag-and-drop software. An ideal product for teaching control at primary levels, for language, designing and making, and for developing communication and team-building. Visit www.LEGOeducation.co.uk/WeDo for more information

Simple & Powered Machines are mechanical models that represent real-life systems and teach everyday Science, Maths, Design & Technology and Engineering. They focus on the scientific principle, not only the practical end-result. The extensive activity pack meets curriculum goals and helps pupils to develop their communication, team-building and analytical skills. All activities challenge your pupils and inspire them to explore ideas, ask questions, investigate motorised real-life models...all using Simple & Powered Machines. Click here for further details

Ignite pupil engagement and energise learning through real-life problem solving with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education. Engage older primary pupils in Computing, Science, Design & Technology, Engineering and Maths. Boost learning curves and help all your pupils to reach their curriculum targets. With the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education hands-on, minds-on approach the only challenge you’ll have is getting your pupils to leave the classroom!

Contact us:
Phone: 0800 334 5346 | Email: sales@LEGOeducation.eu | Online: www.LEGOeducation.co.uk

 

 

Muddy Stilettos School Reviews

 

Muddy Stilettos School Reviews

Muddy Stilettos is the UK's only influencer network that talks directly to smart, fun-loving, urbane A/B women living OUTSIDE London and the other big cities.

Under one brand with a single editor-in-chief, we are a network of national journalists across 19 counties helping 200,000+ affluent, hard-to-reach readers make the right decisions on everything from cosy pubs and romantic getaways to the best schools for their children.

Our National School Reviews are massively influential amongst our readers, because we offer something unique.

1. We’re readable
The antidote to fusty, dry advertorial, our reviews are honest, independent, informal and witty – like your best friend giving advice. Our subscribers trust our judgement and act on our recommendations.

2. Our reader is your customer
Muddy readers are AB parents. 76% have school-aged children. They're eager to find the best schools with the right academic results, sports facilities and pastoral care.

3. Local with a national reach
Our reviews work brilliantly on a local level, going out to regional subscribers and readers on site and on social. In addition, ALL current school reviews across the 19 Muddy counties are accessible on our National School Reviews site meaning your review can be viewed by 200,000+ Muddy subscribers, including Londoners who are using Muddy to access where to go and what to do away from the city.

4. We wear two hats
At Muddy Stilettos, we review as respected national journalists with an eye for detail but also, crucially, as parents ourselves.

5. Our features are FUN
No-one wants to yawn through a school review! Our reviews are chatty, informal, good-humoured and knowledgeable. Yes, we’re interested in exam results, facilities and sweeping driveways, but we also work hard to explain the ‘essence’ of a school and give our readers an honest steer based on what they’re looking for what might suit a competitive, alpha- student might not be right for the quiet, contemplative child.

Muddystilettos.co.uk
Email: Katie Molloy, Schools Partnerships. katie@muddystilettos.co.uk for more information.

 

 

Send A Cow

 

My Learning Ltd

My Learning is a single world class product designed by teachers to unite your entire school community; supplying online learning solutions to leading prep, primary, international and secondary schools worldwide since 2009.

Their interfaces operate from ages of 4 years and above and allow complete flexibility of style, layout and language combinations, offering 66 languages to serve a diverse school community for students and parents alike

Works on all web enabled devices including smartphones, tablets and PC/Laptop allowing your school to harness studentsí own devices with no need for additional apps.

This suite of teaching, learning and communication tools includes:

The solutions are delivered via the internet, cloud (SAAS) or can be locally hosted with VMWare, Hypervisor or traditional servers.

For more information visit http://prepvle.com
Email: sales@mylearningltd.com
Contact: +44 8451 543211

 

 

Oasis

 

Oasis School Accounting

You can count on our software.
Other schools have for over thirty years

We have been developing Oasis for over thirty years but we are driven by just one aim: to supply independent schools with the best possible accounts system. This single-minded focus means that Oasis is fine-tuned to the needs of prep school bursars across Britain.

What does this mean for you? Well, for instance, Oasis can synchronise your accounts with your current admin. systems. That means data is entered just once and your teachers still work with the software they are familiar with.

Because Oasis has been designed for schools from the outset, it works whether you have five pupils or five thousand. It uses all the latest web and email technology. And whatever size your school is, you will find Oasis is very cost effective.

Oasis has a support system second to none. We provide an individual, personal service that larger companies are not always able to match. We have a vibrant user group - their feedback plays a significant part in Oasis’ development and that’s a big reason why Oasis continues to match the changing needs of bursars.

We’d love to show you how Oasis could work for your school.
Call Alex Vymeris on 020 8566 7131
Or visit: OasisSchoolAccounting.co.uk

 

 

Oxford University Press

 

Oxford University Press

As part of one of the world’s great universities, not a profit-making company, we’re driven solely by a love of learning and teaching, and a deep conviction that education is a universal good.

For us, every child and young person, everywhere, deserves the opportunity to be taught by brilliantly professional teachers working in close partnership with fully engaged parents, using the best and most inspiring learning resources, technology and teaching methods.

That’s our vision, and we’re getting closer to making it every day.

Today, our resources and services – developed by some of the world’s most creative and highly respected educational thinkers – are helping teachers to help learners achieve their best around the world.

And the scope of the support we can provide for schools and teachers, already vast, is constantly expanding.

From professional development and training to consultancy, from rich and varied online expertise to school leadership we’re playing a vital role in raising standards right across the educational landscape.

Each resource and service is excellent in its own right; designed with rigour, care and consultation, to engage learners and deliver results in a real-life teaching setting.

But no less important, across our entire offering, there’s a coherence and consistency of approach that mean all the components work perfectly with each other, adding up to a to an impact greater than the sum of the parts.

As a teacher or parent – feeding young minds and enriching lives through learning – you’re doing the world’s most important job.

At Oxford University Press, we’re here to help you do it even better.

 

 

Pearson

 

Pearson

Pearson is home to many of the UK’s favourite primary educational resources, giving teachers the very best programmes and professional development to help children reach their full potential. Popular favourites include Bug Club, Abacus, Rapid and many more!

Don’t miss brand new Power Maths, our exciting whole-class mastery approach that works for every child. Created in partnership with White Rose Maths, it’s written specifically for UK primary classrooms by leading mastery experts, and is recommended by the DfE.*

Power Maths comes in flexible and affordable packages to suit your needs and budget, whether you're looking for textbooks or teaching support. Plus, for a limited time only, you can get a FREE Practice Book for every Textbook purchased when you adopt Power Maths Register for a free demo to make the most of the offer and find out more.

* Power Maths KS1 has been judged by the DfE panel to meet the core criteria for a high-quality textbook. Key Stage 2 is coming soon. Find out more.

Website: pearsonprimary.co.uk

 

 

Send A Cow

 

Send a Cow

This October, to coincide with World Food Day as well as Eradication of Poverty Day and Children’s Book Week, we are asking schools to take part in Send a Cow’s Read to Feed scheme. Read to Feed is a sponsored reading scheme that aims to foster a love of reading in children, as well as inspire them to help African families get out of poverty for good.

Your school can give a future to hungry children in Africa while learning about the lives and cultures of others, as well as engaging in practical action for change. The money raised goes directly helping to feed children in Africa, through the passing on of gifts such as cow, goats, trees, beehives and training in natural farming methods.

Send a Cow Education helps teachers and educators bring the real world into their classroom, to strengthen their curriculum and to embed global learning through all subjects. This means education for a just and sustainable world, giving young lives and enquiring minds the empowerment that comes with global perspective and understanding.

Our award winning Lessons from Africa website has a primary focus on increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of development and global issues through subject-based learning. Hundreds of FREE high quality lesson resources, games, activities and videos are available to support the National Curriculum, across all subjects for Key Stages 1-4. Incorporating global learning into your teaching can help improve pupils’ attainment levels through increased engagement, as well as developing their knowledge and understanding of diversity, social justice, conflict resolution, global citizenship, human rights, interdependence, and sustainable development.

Global learning also has a positive impact on the wider school-community, cultivating social and moral responsibility, increasing community cohesion, developing political literacy and improving environmental sustainability. Thus, as children have greater understanding of global learning they are more likely to feel empowered, develop a sense of their own inherent values, and practice newly found skills in their communities.

At Send a Cow, we have many different and exciting ways for pupils to exercise agency in their wider communities and act upon what they have learnt in the classroom. To visit our lesson resources please go to www.sendacow.org.uk/lessonsfromafrica

 

 

Sovereign

 

Sovereign

Firmly established as a major supplier to the education sector, Sovereign is one of the largest providers of play ground developments in the UK.  Over the last 20 years, we have successfully transformed over 10,000 outdoor environments into imaginative play and learning zones, which are enjoyed by an estimated two million children every year.

We have worked with many private schools, some with entire school ground refurbishments – and pride ourselves on our ability to offer a comprehensive and flexible service that provides customers with a one-stop shop for all their outdoor play and learning requirements.

We have the capability and expertise to deliver the whole package including design and manufacture, installation and after sales support. A no obligation, consultancy and design service is FREE to every customer.

We ensure that all materials used in our products come from sustainable sources and meet with the strict guidelines laid down by the relevant organisations and authorities. We are fully compliant to BSEN1176, ISO9001 registered and FSC accredited, and have memberships to Constructionline, RoSPA and the Association of Play Industries.

Sovereign offers a wide range of imaginative play equipment and facilities, designed for children of all ages and capabilities, ensuring the highest level of safety with maximum play value. From play towers to playground markings, quiet areas to wall games, Sovereign has something for everyone.

To request a copy of the latest brochure, or to book a consultation, call 01702 291129 or alternatively visit sovereignplayequipment.co.uk.

 

 

Stevensons

 

Stevensons

Your ideal school uniform partner

School uniform is just one of a school’s many responsibilities so if parents and children are happy, it makes a school’s life easier too. More than 300 schools put their trust in Stevensons because they know they’re assured of high quality clothing coupled with outstanding service.  We are an experienced clothing retailer founded in 1925 and are expert at outfitting children. Our business is successful because of the level of expertise, customer service and understanding of the specialist schools’ market that we have throughout our company.

Uniform redesign
Whether you are thinking of updating a few items or considering a complete kit overhaul, we offer a free consultative design service, complete with storyboards, CAD layouts and then garment samples for trial testing, making it easy for you to visualise the end result and focus on running your school.

Multi-channel retailing at its best
Parents rate us highly for convenience as we offer them a choice of ways to buy including:

We understand that when parents place an order - they want it now! That’s why we commit to stocking your uniform year round and offer next day despatch on all stock items. For many schools, we manage the ‘on campus’ school shop on their behalf and can also supply wholesale to schools managing their own shop.

For more info about uniform supply or if you would like a uniform redesign consultation, call Howard Wilder on 01727 815715.

 

 

Trybooking

 

Trybooking

Trybooking is an online booking system designed for any type of school event. It takes all the heavy lifting and admin time away from organising Parent Teacher Meetings, to Open Days, School concerts and performances, to trips and courses.

Parents love it too, as no more forms to fill in and cheques to organise. They can organise all school events from the comfort of their office or home any time of the day.

Not only does it take bookings but it automatically gives the school all the information they need for the event be it a Door List or a report of dietary requirements, or all the details in a registration form for courses.

We loved it so much as parents in Australia, we brought the business to the UK. Don't take our word for it though: as one of Head of Music beautiful summarised: "We are busily pulling together a programme for the concert, while the tickets sell quietly in the background".

Want to find out more go to: www.trybooking.co.uk/html/aboutUs.shtml

Want to set up an event go to: www.trybooking.co.uk/html/sellTickets.shtml

 

 

Vocab Express

 

Vocab Express

Vocab Express is an engaging web-based vocabulary learning application for schools, designed to motivate students aged 8-18 into independent vocabulary learning for foreign languages. The application is being used successfully in a growing number of Prep Schools across the country.

Teacher workload is minimised through pre-loaded, pre-categorised multi-lingual vocabulary from major exam boards and leading publishers of classroom text books. It can be used for homework, in-class activities or cover lessons with no preparation or marking overhead.

Students are motivated through an innovative points and scoreboard system to compete against their peers, and can see their progress at a glance. Each has their own individual login, enabling them to access Vocab Express wherever they are. App versions for iOS and Android devices are available for subscribers to download. All activity can be monitored by the teacher through a comprehensive set of real-time progress tracking tools.

The Assignments feature, which was nominated for the Innovation in ICT prize at the 2014 BETT awards, is a key component of the application. It allows specific vocabulary exercises to be set as homework, with student progress and attainment tracked by the teacher. Previously, vocabulary learning was not a ‘settable’ homework: whilst a teacher might set a list of words to be independently learnt as homework and test the students on their return to class, there was no means of tracking to what extent each student had actually tried to learn the vocabulary or how long they had spent on it. Enter Vocab Express!

Vocab Express currently offers resources for French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Urdu, Arabic, Latin, Hebrew, Russian, Japanese and Portuguese. This includes the Common Entrance specifications for French, Spanish, Latin and Greek.

To try the website out for yourself or register for a free trial with your students please go to: www.vocabexpress.com/register.

 

Contact details:
Sowton Business Centre,
Capital Court, Bittern Road,
Exeter EX2 7FW.
Telephone: 01392 35 75 30
Fax: 01392 268 167
info@vocabexpress.com
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