Sunday Times Prep School of the Year 2013-14



At Holy Cross our learning intention with History is to create a lively and exciting curriculum area in which pupils learn to discover the past for themselves. Our aim is to make history ‘come alive.’  Handling artefacts and looking at sources encourages children to make individual judgements and observations. Through a wide range of activities including many visits to historical sights, role plays, research, writing e-books and designing animations and posters, children can place themselves in history. 

We inspire curiosity and questioning, encouraging the children to think critically about evidence and arguments presented to them. We want our girls to gain a clear understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We equip them with a firm understanding of the challenges and changes different societies have had over time and how this has shaped the society in which we live today. We strive to develop a love of history alongside outstanding enquiry skills and most importantly open minds.