Introduction and Welcome from the Headmaster

Welcome to our Website

Welcome to a school that celebrates excellence, rewards endeavour, encourages development, aids progress and offers care, compassion and friendship.  I believe that children learn most effectively in an environment that is relaxed, friendly and supportive.  

The Independent Schools Examination Board (ISEB) curriculum forms the back bone of our academic programme.  We uphold a rigorous approach, with an eye to the pursuit of excellence – we have specialist teachers, high standards and high expectations.  We maintain small classes to enhance the pursuit of knowledge and provide an accelerated learning programme.

In our traditional approach we also embrace ‘the modern world’. All the children from Little Owls to Year 6 learn to use technology, whether it is on an interactive whiteboard, a desk top/lap top computer or a tablet. Year 5 and 6 bring their tablets to all lessons, and when required submit work electronically.

We foster a holistic approach, treating every child as a creative individual. This ensures we have ample opportunity for the children to express themselves through art, drama and music. Every child in class has specialist art and music lessons, which will hopefully develop into individual music and LAMDA lessons.  Sport and physical fitness are also very important and our children do Games every day, including traditional competitive sports as well as other, more individual activities.  We also provide a programme of sports fixtures and optional Saturday activities.

I hope you will enjoy the photos of the children in their annual cycle of activities, sports, classwork, music, drama, enjoying their natural, spectacular environment – but more importantly come and visit us, see for yourselves the wonderful education we have to offer. Witness the warmth, courtesy and exciting education of the Prep School at Scarborough College.

Mr Chris Barker