We hosted our Virtual Open Event the morning of Tuesday 6 October. Thank you for all that attended. Please see below for a recording of the event, along with other videos and links that will help you get an insight into life at Coopersale Hall School. Please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Registrar, Miss G Plampton to book a personal tour or to ask any questions you may have.
Miss Barnard’s Open Day Speech
Hear from Miss Barnard, our Headmistress, as she talks about the school and what we offer.
Head Girl and Head Boy Speech
Our Head Girl and Head Boy talk about their experience at Coopersale Hall.
Coopersale Hall Q&A
Miss Barnard and Mrs Doherty answer some of the questions that were asked during our October Open Event, as well as some other FAQs.
Coopersale Hall School Virtual Tour
Take a virtual tour of Coopersale Hall, led by our Head Boy and Girl.
Coopersale Hall School Drone Tour
Get a different perspective of Coopersale Hall! View our extensive grounds, car park and buildings from the air.
Senior Leadership Team Speeches
Miss Crick talks about the wide range of Extra Curricular clubs and activities that we offer.
Miss Gowland talks all about our Early Years and the curriculum they follow.
Miss Leeks talks about our success at 11+ and how we prepare pupils for their 11+ entrance exams.
Mrs Doherty talks about inclusion, learning support and assessments at Coopersale Hall.
What happens if my child needs extra support?
We are fortunate to have a well-resourced Learning Support team, coordinated by our SENDCo Mrs Doherty. We have a large number of Learning Support Assistants who work in a variety of classes. All work is routinely differentiated to meet the range of abilities of our children so that they are all able to access the curriculum.
Our specialist staff give one-to-one targeted support to pupils to help them make progress. We also have a specialist dyslexia teacher who provides lessons for some of our pupils and undertakes assessments if necessary.
What links are there between school and parents?
Parents have the opportunity each day to talk to the class teacher either in the morning or in the afternoon. We are very happy for parents to contact us to make a longer appointment if they need a more detailed conversation with the form teacher or a member of the senior team. The Headmistress is readily available to see parents about a variety of matters.
We have at least one formal communication with home each term, which takes the form of a short report, full report or parent’s meeting. There are regular newsletters and the website is always updated with information and news. We have a text messaging service and we email letters and news home. We also tweet our news!
There are annual drop-in mornings for Early Years, Infant and Junior parents to visit the classrooms, annual coffee mornings for all parents to chat with the Group Managing Principal and Headmistress about school, and we hold a display of work evening in the Summer Term. Parents of Kindergarten children see their child’s keyworker on a daily basis and are able to request an appointment at any time.
Do you offer before and after school care?
We have a Breakfast Club from 7.30am until 8.40am each morning and an After-School Club that runs until 6pm. These are run by Coopersale Hall staff for children from 3 to 11 years.
For Breakfast Club drinks, breakfast cereals and toast are provided each morning. Children are given a range of activities after breakfast that engage them until the school day begins at 8.40am.
Teatime Club provides sandwiches and fruit every afternoon. Homework can be completed in the quiet area and there are a variety of activities on offer.
It is advisable to book into these clubs via the School Office, either on an occasional, regular or daily basis.
What are lunches like?
The children receive a snack at morning breaktime with a drink of milk or water.
We have a wide range of food on offer at lunchtime freshly prepared by our Chef and her team. There is a daily choice of a hot main meal with a hot vegetarian alternative, together with a cold buffet that includes filled baguettes and a wide variety of salads. A daily pudding choice is available or plenty of fresh fruit and yoghurts.
There are many members of staff on duty to help children with their choice of food and to ensure that they eat a balanced meal. We always encourage children to try new food. Our team is used to catering for all dietary needs.
What is your policy on behaviour management?
We adopt a positive approach to behaviour management, offering praise and rewards to motive the pupils at all ages. Some of these rewards include merit badges, certificates and stickers .
We emphasise the importance of good manners and teach children to understand and manage emotions such as jealousy and anger.
Why choose Coopersale Hall School?
Small classes with provision for all abilities.
A happy, secure and well-disciplined environment.
High achievement and good links with local secondary schools both in state and independent sector.
Develop study skills and independent learning.
Character building activities and a broad extra-curricular programme.
“The noticeable difference at Coopersale Hall is made by the staff’s real interest in each child. All children develop at different rates and the Coopersale Hall style of education takes this into account. ”
Year 3 parent.
“We noticed our boys growing in confidence as each year goes by. They are able to represent the school at different activities and they may not have had this chance at a bigger school.”