In September 2019 we will be moving to The Grange, a leafy country house not far from the main Bablake site.
At Bablake Pre Prep parents, pupils and staff work in harmony to ensure successful learning takes place. There is a family atmosphere where children are best prepared to take full advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead.
Our new setting at The Grange will be idyllic. The Reception classrooms, which will be housed in their own specialist building, are looking great after their remodelling with new ICT and a wonderful communal work and play area upstairs, which will form a particularly attractive part of this fantastic teaching and learning environment.
Kindergarten will sit adjacent to its own garden with trees and an outdoor covered play area. This will be a lovely place dedicated to our youngest pupils and allowing them the very best start to their Bablake education.
The main building is in the process of restoration to its original Victorian splendour. Built as a country home, the rooms are large and airy and the reception areas downstairs are going to be excellent communal spaces for our school hall and dining hall. Year 1 and 2 classrooms will be on the first floor with specialist rooms – ICT, Music, Learning Support and a Library, on the top floor.
The grounds are currently waking from their winter slumber and form a spectacular backdrop to our new school. Play areas are being developed and woodland walks created. We are looking at where to base Forest School and the ‘Magic Tree’ will be a special hide away place, centred as it is around a yew that is many hundreds of years old. In the orchard, the fruit trees are coming into blossom.
Bablake is considered an extension of the home, down to the caring staff who promote this positive relationship between students and staff