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Academic Ambition

Individual Pathways

Preparing Children for the future

A warm welcome from the Head of AKS Nursery and Preparatory School, Mrs Ilhan. 

You can read all about Mrs Ilhan here.

The Preparatory School ensures each child achieves their individual academic ambition. Every child is challenged in their lessons each day, inspired by creative teachers to do their very best. 

As we do not follow the SATs, we are able to keep the AKS curriculum as broad as possible throughout the year and formatively assess the children each term. This enables us to set learning targets for each child and tailor their learning accordingly, for example, in our Year 6, 60% of students are working beyond age-related expectations in both reading and mathematics

A love of investigative science is nurtured, and coding is taught to the children in specialist computing lessons. Similarly, the humanities are taught creatively and is explored in greater depth through the alignment across the curriculum, including creative writing, field trips and art. 

We pay great attention to the creative arts, with drama, art and music taught by specialist teachers. There is a strong culture of performance across the school, from assemblies to music concerts and plays each termFrench, Spanish and German are taught by specialist teachers too.

Sport is central to our commitment to the physical and mental wellbeing of the children in our care. We are outstanding in hockey and enjoy success in the disciplines of rugby, football, netball, athletics , cricket, rounders and tennis

Character education is central to our commitment to the emotional, personal and social development of our students. Through the Round Square Discovery Framework, we inspire our students to develop their skills of self-awareness and personal responsibility, teamwork and resilience, both at school and more intensively on annual residential trips which take place from Year 3

We encourage the children to be leaders and embrace all they do in the school community with compassion and integrity. Our co-curricular programme is vast, offering over 45 clubs focusing on sport, creative pursuits and academic clubs on a weekly basis.

To find out how your child can thrive at AKS, please see our 'Ten Reasons to join AKS Lytham Nursery and Preparatory School' brochure, contact us directly to speak to our Registrar, Mrs Wyatt, (or 01253 784104), or visit our Remote Admissions page.

An overview of our Remote Learning content (including 3-4 live daily Teams lessons across the full curriculum) is available here.

A summary of achievements in 2019/20 is below:

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