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Broadacres Academy Junior Prep School
Broadacres Academy Member of ISASA
Broadacres Academy IEB Accreditation

The Age of Adventure

Explore the journey that will support your child as they develop their natural love of learning in the Preparatory School.

Bubbly conversations and joyful learning can be heard from our secure Senior Prep learning spaces. We create opportunities for the children to immerse themselves in exploratory learning during Grade 4 – 6. This forms the foundation of each child’s happy journey through the Prep School at Broadacres Academy. With our staff, your child will receive an excellent educational grounding in this critical, building-block stage of their schooling.

Watch this space! Senior Prep Campus coming soon!

The Senior Preparatory campus is designed exclusively around the developmental and educational needs of the 21st Century intermediate phase child. The campus architecture embodies the philosophy of learning naturally whilst creating beautiful spaces where habit champions and summit climbers build strong relationships, make meaningful contributions and are all fully equipped to thrive in life. The new Senior Prep Campus breaks ground in August 2023. 

Our teachers encourage and facilitate children in the Senior Preparatory at Broadacres Academy to drive actively their own learning, remain curious, and construct knowledge under the guidance of the teacher as a facilitator. Above all, they learn naturally, which is what children are wired to do.

Active learning engages students in learning, using activities such as reading, writing and discussion.

Our children learn by doing and by being actively involved in the process by:

  • asking questions
  • engaging in project-based learning activities
  • problem-solving (exploring “big questions and provocations”)
  • exploring (finding connections and making sense)
  • thinking critically (finding real solutions to problems)

We understand the nature of children and how they learn. Our approach to learning centres around the child. Our learning spaces are dynamic and movable, allowing for flexibility and open-mindedness. The beauty of our natural surrounds and the contemporary farm-like feel at our school make outdoor learning possible.

Our school is a happy, thoughtful and caring space grounded by our community values of kindness, integrity, empathy, courtesy, love for the environment and compassion.

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

We believe that learning is a journey of exploration,

A collaboration between learner and teacher,
Inspired by curiosity,

Guided by professional insight and commitment,

Grounded in community values,

And focused on the natural development of each child’s potential.

Enrich their school day with fun.

Nurture a happy, confident child.

Develop a natural love of learning.

Join our campus head for a weekly walkabout of our senior prep school at our Chartwell campus, and learn all about the bespoke senior prep campus coming in 2024!


Intuitive learning for the Information Age.

Broadacres Academy delivers the curriculum in an integrated way. We use the National Curriculum as our framework. We believe that integrating knowledge fits the educational paradigm of the information age better. An integrated curriculum is also suited to the way the brain recognises and processes new information; as well as the brain’s natural ability to combine new information with existing knowledge.

Our curriculum is created through an active process in which planning, acting and evaluating are all commonly related and incorporated into the process. It is guided and informed by the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) – a national policy set out by the Department of Education (UMALUSI accredited) – that states what should be included in the curricula of schools for each grade in South Africa.


Our Senior Prep offers mainstream learners smaller classes, with a maximum of 25 children per class. We teach children in the way that they intuitively learn and we aim to keep each child’s unique learning style in mind in the classroom.

Our small classes provide the opportunity for each child to flourish through individual attention, and a personalised environment where each child feels that they belong.

Communal Learning Areas

Our Senior Prep building houses an incredible learning space known as a Communal Learning Area (CLA). This is a multi-faceted space where children can be creative through art, design and technology. They can use their time in this space to build on their learning through research and work on projects using technology. They can also consolidate the skills developed in the classroom, under the guidance of a skilled educator.

The purpose of creating such a learning space is to integrate and enhance the learning experience beyond the confines of the classroom.

Broadacres Academy is a Microsoft school and uses Microsoft Teams. Students are given the opportunity to collaborate and communicate with teachers as well as peers in an easy, accessible way. In the high school and Senior Preparatory students are required to bring their own devices (with minimal specs suggested).

Technology is used to enhance the student learning experience in certain classrooms, creating students who are actively engaged with the content being taught. Gamification is one of the tools used to turn boring tasks such as learning to type faster, into a competitive, fun activity.

We offer a digital literacy programme to help students from pre-primary school into high school, to develop the skills required to be good digital citizens and pupurpose-drivenontributors.

Students are taught to make full use of technology by finding and evaluating information, as well as creating and sharing digital content (for example creating a digital magazine by collaborating, researching, and creating the content and then sharing the magazine with parents and teachers). Students create presentations using various programmes and applications. They are encouraged to present their work in innovative ways such as creating movies or podcasts.

Collaborative learning spaces with various seating areas are available where students can explore technology as well as collaborate while engaging in project-based learning.

The students are introduced to Coding and Robotics at an early stage using scratch junior, cubroid coding blocks and Purple Mash. Once in the high school the students further explore coding and robotics by using Scratch, Python in Pieces and Lego Spike Prime.

At Broadacres Academy, we endeavour to use technology as a tool to enable students to become creative, innovative, critical thinkers equipped with the skills and knowledge to effectively navigate the changing world of digital technology.

Music and Cultural Activities

There is always time for creativity! Whether painting, drawing, singing, dancing or playing an instrument, creative activities allow a diverse, holistic curriculum in which all aspects of the child are developed.

At Broadacres Academy we follow a Kodály-based Music curriculum for all Grade levels.

Find out more about the music and cultural extra-murals on offer, in the extra mural tab below.

Sport and Physical Literacy

We emphasise outdoor activities in the preparatory school. Physical Literacy links directly to the development of gross and fine motor skills. Our newly developed facilities prove to be a real asset for the school.

The swimming pool, cricket nets, tennis courts and sports field, are used to grow and develop all the necessary sports and physical literacy skills a child needs at primary school level.  Our Physical Literacy programme has been developed to ensure all-around skills are taught during the children’s intramural time.


Please note that fees are subject to change.

Broadacres Academy (Pty) Ltd.
Bank FNB Current Account
Acc. number 62824337043
Branch number 250655
Reference Child surname + child name

To start your application, please click on the button below;

The Prep School uniform can be purchased from our uniform stockists, McCullagh and Bothwell in Fourways Crossing.

Broadacres Academy follows the ISASA three-term calendar. These term dates apply to the Preschool, Prep School and High School. The school is closed during the mid-term breaks as well as school holidays, with holiday care offered at Our Little Village for pre and prep school. 

The school is open from 07:00. The school day starts at 08:00.
4 – 6 08:00 14:00 13:30

At Our Little Village, we’ve created a haven where children belong, a home away from home to provide the peace of mind parents need.

Our in-house service has its own experienced staff, delightful, safe settings and are packed with age-appropriate, fun-filled activities that focus on the social development of the children in our care. This service beautifully compliments the Broadacres ethos of kindness and care, and is an extension of the learning that occurs during the academic day.

We pride ourselves on our exceptional safety standards, wonderfully prepared meals during our clubs and a close and protective bond with the children.

Aftercare is available to the Preparatory School children at an additional cost (as per the fee schedule), and runs until 17h30 each day. It includes a cooked lunch, constant structured supervision and a light afternoon snack. Note that there is no aftercare on the days that we break up for half-term and end of term.

Holiday Care is run internally by Our Little Village in all our school holidays, with minimal closure times.  

Parents are responsible for transport arrangements to and from campus.

There is a shuttle that runs between the Chartwell and Syringa Campuses.

There are various transport options available, and should you wish to explore these, please feel free to get information from the Admin office on the email below.

Junior and Senior Prep –

We do not allow students to be dropped off or collected by Uber transport, unless a parent or guardian is present.

At Broadacres Academy, we have a variety of enriching activities on offer across the preparatory school.

Extra-murals on offer (included in school fees):

  • Soccer (Winter) (Grade 0 – 6)
  • Netball (Winter) (Grade 0 – 6)
  • Choir (Grade 1 – 6)

Extra-cost activities on offer (billed by the service providers to parents directly):

  • Cricket (Grade 0-6)
  • Drama (Grade 0 – 6)
  • Modern Dancing (Grade 0 – 6)
  • Tennis Coaching (Grade 0 – 4)
  • Individual Music Lessons (Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin and Ukulele).

If you’d like to find out more information, please get in touch with us – you can call us on 010 271 1700.

We would love to hear from you and are happy to answer any and all of your questions.

Broadacres Academy | Learning, naturally