Ethos and Aims
The Aims of The School.
Quainton Hall School is a small, caring independent preparatory school for children aged between 3+ and 13+, which is committed to a broad and balanced curriculum and to meeting the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, academic and physical needs of every child. Quainton Hall has an Anglican Foundation which represents a definite Christian understanding of life in belief and practice but which acknowledges and respects the values, beliefs and cultural traditions brought to the school by children from families of other faiths.
The Christian foundation of the school is reflected in the school ethos which is positive, open and fair. We believe that effective education takes place when children can work in a calm, safe, stimulating and ordered environment. With the help and support of parents, we seek to achieve high academic standards as well as nurturing each child’s social development.
We aim to enable each child to develop his/her full potential and their own best standards, irrespective of age and ability. Children are taught individually, in groups or as a whole class. We aim to allow our children to become responsible and independent learners.
Ultimately, we aim to enable a child to leave our school prepared to proceed to the independent or maintained senior school which suits his/her talents and abilities and where (s)he will be happy, confident and successful.
Through the daily contact of one with another, in our cultural and religious diversity, our pupils' lives are enriched. Such enrichment extends beyond the immediate boundaries of the school.
Our school life is underpinned by regular worship in the Chapel. Most days begin there with prayers for all pupils from the age of seven. On Thursdays there is a Sung Eucharist. There are separate arrangements for the Nursery and pre-Prep children. We are an inclusive community and we acknowledge and respect the faith traditions of all pupils at our school. Courteous attendance at liturgical events is a feature of school life and is understood and supported by parents.