Lagos Preparatory School
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On 2 May 2002 the vision of 18 founding member families to provide children with a first class primary school education in the English tradition was realized. The founders set high educational standards but also wanted the school to be a “happy school” where service to others and a sense of responsibility and personal integrity would always be borne in mind and perated through a “not for profit” foundation, the school has remained true to those aims ever since, and an unprecedented community spirit has driven this vision until the stage where “ Lagos Prep School” has become without question the leading establishment in its class. The vision is strengthened daily by the fresh commitment of like-minded people and we welcome you warmly
C. Adeyemi Candide-Johnson Esq. S.A.N.
Our School provides day facilities for boys and girls aged 18 months to 13+ years who are taught to the requirements of the English National Curriculum with particular emphasis on Nigerian social studies and culture where ever possible. The school is equipped to a high standard with specialist provision for ICT, science, music, drama, art, cookery and special educational needs, providing all the facilities needed to teach a broad and balanced curriculum. The school has a comprehensive reading scheme and an up to date state of the art library and media resource centre plus an excellent range of sporting facilities and resources which are used to carefully match the abilities and ages of the children.
The school provides a carefully planned and structured teaching programme that takes full account of the requirements of the National Curriculum of England . Children are assessed at an early age in order to place them in appropriate teaching groups and to provide a baseline for measurement of their subsequent progress.A carefully structured core curriculum of the English language, mathematics, science and information technology is supplemented by study of the arts, physical education and the humanities. French is taught from age four.Pupils in key stage Three also study anadditional language-either German or Mandarin.We also offer Arabic as an extension activity.
At Lagos Preparatory School, we pride ourselves on our ethos and atmosphere and the manner in which pupils, parents, staff and Directors work in partnership to seek to offer the very highest quality British preparatory education. The highly skilled and experienced team of staff are supported by a variety of training and development programmes that enable us to meet the academic potential and abilities of our pupils and provide each individual with an educational experience that is enjoyable, stimulating, challenging and appropriate.
Lagos Preparatory School aims to provide an academic programme which will stimulate and encourage each pupil to reach their full potential in all areas of the curriculum.
The subject information is based on the National Curriculum. Subject Coordinators, Class Teachers and Subject Specialists work together from this core curriculum to build an exciting teaching programme which differentiates to accommodate the learning style and ability of each child.
The information will enable you to map your child's progress through each Key Stage during their education at LPS and support your child in each area of the curriculum. It also gives an overview of how we assess and evaluate pupil performance.
The Foundation Stage includes pupils in Nursery, and Reception.
• Key Stage One represents pupils in Year One and Two.
• Key Stage Two spans pupils from Year Three, Four, Five and Six.
• Key Stage Three includes pupils in Year Seven, Eight and Nine.
Computers are a tool, which, when mastered can enhance learning. Computers and interactive whiteboards are used throughout the curriculum to ensure all pupils can competently use, and support their learning and research with the latest Information Technology.
The information provided gives a basic outline and does not detail the many enrichment programmes available to all pupils. LPS strives to develop a lifelong love of learning, continually inspiring and encouraging all pupils to reach their full potential.
As an international preparatory school, we will admit children from the international community here in Lagos as well as children from all parts of Nigeria. Currently the school’s community is comprised of pupils of almost thirty nationalities
The school's motto is 'Non Sibi Sed Omnibus' 'not for one but for all' and therefore we accept application for admissions from all children.
An application for the registration of a pupil must be made by the parents or caregiver/guardian of the pupil. Documents necessary for registration must include birth certificate of the child, international passport 'info page', an immunization card reports and transfer documents from the immediate previous school. Prospective pupils along with both their parents will be interviewed by the Headmaster and the Deputy Head Teacher (Business).
Once this has been carried out and in order to maintain an optimum level of academic functioning across the school, the prospective pupil will be expected to undertake activities and /or written tests over the course of a school day which must be successfully passed. The applicant will be observed to determine several social and personal character traits such as ability to settle, disposition, temperament and so on. Applicants will be expected to undertake a range of age appropriate activities-for the very youngest this may involve drawing a picture, answering questions orally, sorting activities and identification games. Older applicants will be expected to undertake formal written tests in numeracy, Science and literacy. These tests will be based on the work they have undertaken in the preceding term.
The older applicants will also be required to undertake a further written test, the focus of which remains confidential to the school. Following the assessment visit, a meeting with both parents/caregivers of the hopeful applicants will again take place. This will provide parents and applicant with detailed feedback on the assessment time and activities. Parents will be advised accordingly by the Headmaster to accept the school's professional determination of the ability of the applicant to benefit, or not from the curriculum offered here and the high standards expected. No applicant can return for a further attempt to seek admission within a two school term period, should they be unsuccessful in gaining admission.
The school currently has maximum class size of twenty-four in all year groups with the exception being fifteen in pre-nursery.
There are waiting lists in most year groups. Admission is offered therefore to the first available child on the waiting list who has undertaken and passed the selection process as mentioned above. Priority in accessing a place will be given to pupils who have siblings currently in the school.
While the school has a very active and experienced special needs department and we therefore offer learning and language support to pupils with occasional or mild learning or behavioural needs, it cannot be expected to guarantee these facilities for those pupils with severe difficulties (even though they may have technically passed the admissions criteria).
Children are admitted into the Pre-Nursery at 18 months. They will have their second birthday in their class. They will then be transferred to Junior, the Senior Nursery and from there into the Reception then Primary School and Secondary.
The school runs from 1st September to 31st August and children unless there are exceptional circumstances relating to ability levels, are always taught in the age appropriate groups. Because of the diverse nature of the school population we admit children at any time throughout the academic year.
There are currently almost 350 children on roll and this continues to rise. Several year groups are full and this will extend into the next academic year. Many children enter the school in the Pre-Nursery class during which they will have their second birthday. They then progress through Junior and Senior Nursery classes and on into Reception. The school has an unbreakable policy of never admitting children into classes where the children are an academic year older than the applicant. This applies even when children have birthdays at the beginning of September.