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Temple Preparatory School Lagos

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Our History

Temple Preparatory School opened in September 2004 with 7 children. The school is located in the serene environment of Ilupeju on the Lagos mainland. Temple Preparatory School runs the National Curriculum for England and Wales.

The Preschool serves the needs of the children between the ages of 3 months and 4 years. The Infant school caters to the children in the Foundation stage (Reception) and Key Stage 1 i.e. Years 1 and 2. At the end of this Key Stage, the children sit the English National Curriculum Standard Attainment Tests. While that is under review by the U.K. government, the children are prepared for the Cambridge Primary Years Exams coordinated by the British Council.

By the end of June 2006, the number of children had grown and the existing structure could not accommodate the children. The surge in population warranted the building of extra classroom blocks in the school compound.

When the school re-opened on September 2008, the number on roll was more than 300. Extra classrooms had to be added to the building to take care of the new intakes. By September 2009, Temple Secondary School was established. It is located at 1 Temple Drive, Off Olusoji Idowu Street, Ilupeju, Lagos. The school’s design incorporates the latest thinking in planning and layout, building standards and information technology. The classroom resources are all brand new and therefore specifically designed to complement the curriculum.

Temple aims to provide a safe, secure, welcoming and nurturing environment where everyone is valued equally.

We strive to inspire our children to be successful lifelong learners, effective contributors, confident individuals and responsible citizens of the world. We do this in partnership with home, community and other service providers.


Our Values

Love, Mutual Respect, Tolerance, Integrity, Humility, Discipline and Resilience.

Temple School will provide an inclusive learning environment, which will be a positive stimulus for personal achievement.

Through the broadening of experiences of the world, we will encourage everyone towards informed and responsible citizenship.

Our Ethos

At temple, we believe that every child can excel at something and it is our responsibility to identify that ‘something’ and develop it.

Our major aims are to prepare the children towards becoming:


Successful Learners

At Temple School we undertake:

  • To provide opportunities and motivation for personal achievement
  • To engage children in independent learning
  • To encourage the setting of challenging but attainable goals
Confident Individuals

At Temple School we undertake:

  • To promote a positive ethos for all members of the school community
  • To encourage self esteem and self respect
  • To encourage personal aspiration and ambition
  • To celebrate success
Responsible Citizens

At Temple School we undertake:

  • To ensure everyone is aware of their responsibility within and outside the school community
  • To ensure everyone develops the capacity to understand different beliefs and cultures
  • To ensure everyone can make informed choices.
Effective Contributors

At Temple School we undertake:

  • To provide opportunities for everyone to contribute to the life of the school and the wider community
  • To enable everyone gain experience and skills necessary for lifelong learning
  • To provide opportunities for everyone to work in partnership and in teams
  • To provide opportunities for creativity and innovation

Temple School Management

The school's management team is headed by Mrs. Shirley Okharedia, an educationist with over twenty years teaching and educational administrative experience. She is ably assisted by well qualified and competent staff.

The Management team comprises of:

  • Mrs. Shirley Okharedia - School Director
  • Mrs. Adeola Arofin - School Principal
  • Mrs. Anne Obikoya - Administrator
  • Mr. Benjamin Ankamah - Business Manager
  • Mrs. Adaora Chikeluba - Head of Secondary School
  • Mrs. Viana Eneanya - Key Stage 2 Coordinator and Senior Boarding Mistress
  • Mrs. Timehin Ogundipe - Head of Primary School
  • Mrs. Cynthia Maduka - Head of Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Mrs. Morenike Adediran - Events Coordinator
  • Ms. Destiny C. Uzoukwu- Registrar
  • Mrs. Toyin Ajetunmobi - Pastoral care

Temple School Facilities

Temple School has a wide range of facilities aimed at providing your child with the best possible setting for the best possible education. At Temple School, we ensure that our facilities are always in tiptop shape all year round. Some of the facilities available at Temple School include:

  • Hi-Tech Computer Lab
  • Well stocked science laboratories
  • Smart boards in all classes
  • Air-conditioned school buses
  • Top quality musical equipment

Our Fees

Temple School fees are made up of the following:

    1. Tuition

      This may be paid once annually or by the end of the first week of each term. Fees are adjusted for the new academic year when necessary by 30th June.

    2. Educational Resource Fee

      This is an annual payment which covers the cost of exercise books, home work dairies, photocopies, stationery and teaching and learning aids in the classroom.

    3. Book Rental Fee

      The book rental fee is paid along with the school fees. All books must be returned at the end of each year. Damaged or lost books must be replaced or else reports, exam papers, awards and certificates will be withheld.

    4. Year Book

      This fee covers the cost of the school year book for each child.

    5. Co-curricular Fees

      This is a fee paid per term and it covers the cost of:

      Special Events Fees
      1. Two co-curricular activities in the Secondary and one in the Primary
      2. Registration and affiliation fees to co-curricular Leagues/associations and competitions
      3. Payment for facilitators/Coaches

This covers any cost incurred when professional organizations or guest speakers are invited to the school. This will include drama and music presentations.


These fees also cover events such as:

    1. Parents Forums
    2. Accolades Assemblies
    3. Christmas concerts
    4. Graduation Ceremony
  1. School Photographs

    This fee will cover the cost of individual and Class Photographs for each child

  2. Lunch Fees

    This covers lunch served daily to all students

  3. Community Project Fees/Corporate Social Responsibility levies

    This fee is managed by a committee of parents and teachers and is used to provide succor to the less privileged in the society in orphanages and hospitals (eg. Lagos State Transit Camp, Idi-Araba and LUTH-Ward D)

  4. External Examinations

    Pupils in Year 9 and 11 are enrolled for Checkpoint and IGCSE examinations.

  5. Hostel Accommodations

    This is only for students in Years 7-11.

Clubs and Activities

There is a wide range of activities available for children after school. We believe that, by offering all these opportunities outside the classroom, we can help our pupils develop more fully as individuals.

Every child is encouraged to participate and meetings hold once a week after lunch.

Primary School Clubs

Secondary School Clubs


Field Trips

Community Work

Nursery School Curriculum

The Infant School is made up of the Early Years and Foundation Stage and Key Stage One.
The children in Infant school are between 1 and 7 years and this is an important stage in every child’s life and development.  We are aware of this and we have made learning as fun as possible.

Our overall aim is to provide each child with the appropriate work within a stimulating and nurturing environment so that each child has the opportunity and incentive to achieve his/her full potential. Children learn best when their efforts receive positive encouragement and this is an integral part of our classroom practice.

The Early Years and Foundation Stage (1 – 5 years)
Early childhood is the foundation on which children build the rest of their lives.  The Early Years and Foundation Stage make a crucial contribution to children’s early development and learning. Starting school is an important step!  At Temple we have a carefully planned pre-school induction programme to make the transition from home to school sensitive and appropriate for each child. We provide children with a rich variety of teaching and learning experiences that are appropriate to their needs. Learning takes place in a secure and stimulating environment where first hand learning experiences encourage the development of imagination, creativity and the enjoyment of learning.

What children can do, rather than what they cannot do are the starting points in learning.  Play helps young children to learn and develop through doing and talking, which research has shown to be the means by which young children learn to think. Structured play is important as listening, playing, speaking, concentrating, persistence and learning to work and co-operate with others are the main ways through which children learn about themselves and the world around them. During this stage, Early Learning Goals set out what most children are expected to achieve by the end of the Foundation Stage.

The six areas of learning and development that make up the Early Years and Foundation Stage curriculum are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional development
  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Problem solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Our programme supports children to develop:

  • positive approaches to learning and finding out about the world around them.
  • confidence in themselves and their ability to do things, and valuing their own achievements.
  • their ability to get on, work and make friendships with other people, both children and adults.
  • their awareness of, and ability to keep to the rules which we all need to help us look after ourselves, other people and our environment.
  • their ability to dress and undress themselves, and look after their personal hygiene needs; and
  • their ability to expect to have their ways of doing things respected and to respect other people's ways of doing things.

Communication, language and literacy

Our programme supports children to develop:

  • conversational skills with one other person, in small groups and in large groups to talk with and listen to others.
  • their vocabulary by learning the meaning of - and being able to use - new words.
  • their ability to use words to describe their experiences.
  • their knowledge of the sounds and letters that make up the words we use.
  • their ability to blend sounds and begin to read words.
  • their ability to listen to, and talk about, stories.
  • knowledge of how to handle books and that they can be a source of stories and information.
  • their ability to form letters correctly.
  • knowledge of the purposes for which we use writing; and making their own attempts at writing.

Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy

Our programme supports children to develop:

  • understanding and ideas about how many, how much, how far and how big.
  • understanding and ideas about patterns, the shape of objects and parts of objects, and the amount of space taken up by objects.
  • understanding that numbers help us to answer questions about how many, how much, how far and how big.
  • understanding and ideas about how to use counting to find out how many; and
  • early ideas about the result of adding more or taking away from the amount we already have.

Children are supported to develop these mathematical ideas and use related vocabulary while taking part in sorting, matching, ordering, counting, pattern making and working with numbers, shapes and measures.

Knowledge and understanding of the world

Our programme supports children to develop:

  • knowledge about the natural world and how it works.
  • knowledge about the made world and how it works.
  • their learning about how to choose, and use, the right tool for a task.
  • their learning about computers, how to use them and what they can help us to do.
  • their skills on how to put together ideas about past and present and the links between them.
  • their learning about their locality and its special features; and
  • their learning about their own and other cultures.

Children are encouraged to be curious, to ask questions, to experiment and solve problems to help them make sense of the world they live in. A variety of practical experiences build the foundation for later learning about science, design and technology, information and communication technology, history, geography and religious education.


Physical development

Our programme supports children to develop:

  • increasing control over the large movements that they can make with their arms, legs and bodies, so that they can run, jump, hop, skip, roll, climb, balance and lift.
  • increasing control over the small movements they can make with their arms, wrists and hands, so that they can pick up and use objects, tools and materials; and
  • their understanding about the importance of, and how to look after their bodies.
  • An awareness of how to stay active, safe and healthy.

Children are supported to develop physical control, co- ordination and manipulation, confidence and ability through a range of activities.

Creative development

Our programme supports children to develop:

  • the use of paint, materials, music, dance, words, stories and role-play to express their ideas and feelings; and
  • their interest in the way that paint, materials, music, dance, words, stories and role-play can be used to express ideas and feelings.

As their imagination develops, they have opportunities to communicate and express their ideas and feelings in a number of ways through artwork, music, dance and role play. 

Assessment of developmental and learning needs will be on-going throughout the school year. We assess how young children are learning and developing by observing them frequently. We encourage children toward reading, communication and mathematical skills from the very beginning. Reading is taught through a variety of different structured reading schemes supplemented with a wide range of other books. Books are organised in a structured, graded way to allow children many opportunities for consolidation of key vocabulary. We are always pleased to discuss ways in which parents can help their children at each stage of their reading development.

Our aim is to give all our children an equal opportunity to develop their talents, however great or small, to the full. We encourage the children to work steadily, improving a little more each day. We emphasise effort with as much praise as possible.

Key Stage One (ages 5 – 7 years) 
The core curriculum at Key Stages 1 comprises:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)

Children also study the subjects below as part of the National Curriculum.

  • Art and Design
  • Design Technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Citizenship
  • Religious Education
  • Music
  • French
  • Physical Education

Numeracy has become much more than the learning of arithmetic skills and memorizing facts and so we aim not only to provide the basis of skills children will need for adult life and work, but also to instill in children an enjoyment of the subject and an awareness of the power and excitement it can create.

The school adopts a wide range of teaching techniques; these include direct teaching, discussion, practical work, practice, investigation and problem solving.  The approach to the teaching of Numeracy in this school is based upon a child’s genuine understanding of what is being done and so all new mathematical processes are approached through practical experience.

Strong emphasis is placed on the development of speaking and listening skills across the curriculum.  Children are given opportunities to speak to a range of audiences ranging from individuals, groups and to the whole school. They are encouraged to express themselves with confidence and fluency and to listen carefully to others as well as participate in role play and drama. 

In Reading, the main aim is for children to derive pleasure and enjoyment from reading a wide range of texts and to read confidently and independently with understanding.  All children take books home each day so that parents may be involved and share in their child’s progress.  These books are colour coded to suit the children’s interest and ability levels.

Writing is closely linked to reading in that reading and writing are viewed as being complementary activities.  In shared writing, children explore what other writers have to say and how they use it and using known texts as a starting point, children and teacher create their own text. In guided writing the teacher supports each child as he or she writes for himself or herself. 

Science stimulates and excites children’s curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. Through a structured, topic based approach; children are given opportunities for work that progressively develops their knowledge at the same time introducing them to the skills and processes of science that include observation, prediction and experimentation. 

Information and Communication Technology
The use of computers in the Infant School is continuing to develop.  We have a well equipped ICT suite and interactive white boards to facilitate children’s learning. We encourage children to use the computer as an integrated part of the curriculum to enhance and develop classroom activities.

The past, and the study of the past, influences all our lives and learning about the past helps children make sense of the world in which they live.

We study a range of historical topics especially Nigerian spanning British and African history.  Younger children begin with a consideration of their own and their family’s past, together with a study of local history. This helps to develop in children a sense of identity and a sense of chronology. Emphasis is placed upon the development of an understanding of how the past differs from the present.

Geography is studied at local, regional, national and international levels.  Children use a wide range of enquiry skills to identify, analyse and solve problems concerning people and their environments.  We aim to:

  • Stimulate children’s interest in their surroundings and in the variety of physical and human conditions on the earth’s surface
  • Foster their sense of wonder at the beauty of the world around them
  • Help them to develop an informed concern about the quality of their environment and the future of the human habitat and so enhance their own sense of responsibility for the care of the earth and its people.

Design Technology
Design Technology is a curricular attempt to stimulate originality, enterprise and practical skills in designing and making, for planning, making and learning through doing.  Design Technology is concerned with identifying real problems; examining possible solutions, making models, using suitable materials and tools and evaluating the final outcome.

In art, children are given the opportunity to use a wide range of materials and tools in order to acquire a good range of artistic skills and techniques. It is hoped that children will develop into sensitive observers and well-informed critics.

Physical Education
We aim to promote physical competence, helping every child to develop their physical potential with and through a variety of activities.  P.E. provides opportunities for children to be creative, competitive and to face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. It also promotes positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles.

Every week each class has some form of P.E. Games, gymnastics and dance form the core of the P.E. programme along with swimming, athletics and outdoor and adventurous activities. 

Children are also encouraged to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities organised by members of staff on a voluntary basis.

Music plays an important role in our school from Reception to Year 6.  The teaching of music develops children’s ability to listen and appreciate a wide variety of music and to make judgments about musical quality.  Children are involved in music making, on their own and in groups, and this develops a sense of group identity and togetherness.

Children listen to a wide range of music, play musical instruments, sing a variety of songs, develop their own compositions and listen to a variety of music from different times and cultures and explore their own thoughts and feelings about it.

Children are exposed to the French Language from age 2. The teaching of a French language enriches the curriculum, providing excitement, enjoyment and challenge for children as well as supporting and celebrating the international dimension.

Religious Education
Non denominational Religious Education is provided for all children as part of the curriculum.  Children are exposed to different world religion as a way of making them a citizen of the world. Multicultural society

Children are taught personal, social, health and Citizenship Education. They learn communication, interpersonal and social skills.
We place great importance on teaching Literacy and Numeracy, as these basic skills are essential to the rest of the curriculum. We will give homework as appropriate to the weekly curriculum and we ask parents to encourage their children with reading.  We have a school diary to keep parents and teacher in touch about reading progress.

At the end of the key stage 1, the students take the Standard Assessment Tests (SATS) where they are assessed in Literacy and Numeracy.


Admission Policy

These are guidelines to the requirements for securing admission into Temple School.



Children seeking admission to the following classes must have attained the class age by August 31st of the year of admission:

  • Year 1      5 years
Academic Requirements:

The Criteria for admission into the primary school are:

  • Entrance form must be collected, completed and submitted before the entrance examination.
  • Pupils seeking admission from Reception to year 6 must take an entrance exam.
  • Preschoolers are not given written examination. Written examination starts from the Reception classes. Children are tested in Literacy and Numeracy.


Admission Procedure

The registration form is available at the registrar’s office at the cost of N5,000 (five thousand naira only). A receipt will be issued once payment is made through the school’s accountant.

The following documents must be submitted along with the registration form:

  • A current passport photograph
  • A copy of the child’s birth certificate
  • The previous term’s report card
  • A sample of exercise books for Literacy, Numeracy and Science from the previous school


Admission Policy

These are guidelines to the requirements for securing admission into Temple School.



Children seeking admission to the following classes must have attained the class age by August 31st of the year of admission:

  • Year 1      5 years
Academic Requirements:

The Criteria for admission into the secondary school are:

  • Entrance form must be collected, completed and submitted before the entrance examination.
  • All pupils must have completed the English National Curriculum year 6 syllabus or its equivalent to gain admission into the secondary school.
  • The benchmark to qualify for consideration for admission is at the discretion of the school.
  • Admission to Temple Secondary is automatic for pupils in the primary section provided they pass the entrance examination.
  • Subjects for the Examination are Literacy, Numeracy and General paper. The General knowledge questions comprises of questions from Science, History, Geography, Religious Education, Citizenship and some current affairs.
  • Topic lists/Scheme of work with the names of the recommended textbooks or any other useful references would be given to students as they submit their forms.



  • Successful candidates and their parents would be interviewed by the Head of School and some senior staff of the school.
  • After the interview, admitted candidates would be given an offer letter, the school and uniform bills and the medical form. School fees must be fully paid before resumption of the student. School uniforms are available for sale at the school’s office. The medical forms are to be completed and submitted on or before resumption.
  • A confidential Report must be completed by the students’ School.
Parent's Contact Information
  • It is important for the school to be able to contact parents at any time, especially in case of emergencies. The school must have parent’s address (office and home), Phone numbers (home, mobile and business), and e-mail. The school should also be provided with the contact of a guardian in case of emergency. This information is required at the time of registration and whenever changes occur in the contact information of parents or the emergency contact.


    • Obtaining the Registration form
      • The Registration form is available at the Registrar’s office
      • Payment is made through the school’s accountant and a receipt issued.
      • Submission of the form will be a week before the entrance examinations which will be indicated at the time of purchase,
    • The following must be submitted with the registration formIndividual visit to the school
      • A current passport photograph
      • A copy of the child’s birth certificate
      • The previous term’s report card
      • A medical report after admission is offered

A visit to the school can be arranged for the prospective student and their parents.  During this visit the student will be taken on a tour of the school and the parents will have the opportunity to speak with the Head of School and/or the sectional heads. Arrangements can also be made for the student to spend the day in the school.

    • Entrance Examinations

The entrance exams take place the last Saturday in March and the third Saturday in April. Students who pass the entrance examinations will be invited in for an interview.  The interview will be attended by both parents and the student.

    • Acceptance

Offer letters will be sent to the successful students.  The tuition fees must be paid on or before the first day of the term

    • Orientation for the New Students

Students and their parents will be taken through a power point presentation of the school and given the school calendar for the school year.

Address Temple School Primary & Secondary 1 Temple Drive Off Olusoji Idowu St., Ilupeju, Lagos. Infant School 213 Ikorodu Road, Ilupeju, Lagos


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