Thorpe Hall Wins ISA Award for Early Years Excellence
Thorpe Hall School has won an ISA or an Independent Schools Association award for Excellence and Innovation in its Early Years provision.
The ISA is a prestigious national awards scheme recognises the very best of independent school education in England and Thorpe Hall has taken the top spot for the second year running, having won in 2016 with the Senior School’s ‘Girls on Board‘ pastoral care initiative.
It was the turn of the Early Years team this year to take the spotlight, judged best overall for the high quality and breadth of provision for pupils from 2 to 5 years old, in Nursery and Reception classes.
The award was presented by BBC Radio 4 Sports correspondent Gary Richardson to Headteacher Andrew Hampton at the ISA’s Autumn Conference with Head of Lower School Mandy Leslie, Deputy Head of Lower School Chris Ramdin and Head of Nursery Cheryl Bertschi, all in attendance.
The ISA judges commented: Thorpe Hall were winners because of the innovation shown in their curricular and extra-curricular opportunities, such as a combined EYFS/Year 8 literacy programme and trips to the local residential home. Their holistic approach to child development, coupled with placing child happiness at the forefront of learning makes Thorpe Hall a very deserving winner.