Students with headteacher

Read Write Inc. Spellings 

13th November 2015

Students at Copthorne from Pre-Prep to Year 6 are now taking part in a new spelling scheme that we are all really excited about. We wanted to move away from the traditional approach of sending long lists home for children to learn by rote, and instead we are now using the Read Write Inc. programme to teach children how to spell the different graphemes within words.

This is a highly recommended and much more interactive approach to spelling which is particularly useful for our dyslexic students and those with learning challenges. For a preview of how we are going to be teaching the children spelling, you can search ‘Sylvie Sound Pronunciation Guide’ on YouTube to learn how to make the ‘pure sounds’ within words and to help your child at home. If you have any queries about RWI, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at

Virtual Open Day

Another Virtual Open Day!


Our next Virtual Open Day will take place on Saturday 3 October where we will share a link to an exclusive Open Morning page. The page will contain more information about our school and videos showing ‘A day in the Nursery/Pre-Prep/Prep School’.

Should you wish to speak to the Headmaster & Head of Pre-Prep in person, you are also invited for a 1:1 (socially distanced) chat at your convenience.

To book an appointment, or to register your place for the Virtual Open Day, please email our Registrar, Kathryn Billingham-West on