Nursery children enter Reception aged four. Our focus is on the development of the whole child: children are encouraged to expand their ideas, understanding and language as they begin to assimilate the knowledge, concepts and skills that will give them a solid base to build on throughout their lives.
We aim to help produce confident and competent learners who are able to communicate effectively. The younger children are taught in classes of no more than twenty by their form teacher for the majority of their lessons. High quality teaching and small classes are fundamental to our aims.
In addition to the standard National Curriculum, children in Junior School learn French from Year 1 and have Music and Sport from specialist teachers.
The National Curriculum forms the basis of our teaching. We give a generous amount of time to the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science. Foreign Languages are introduced at an early age, with children learning French and Spanish from specialist teachers.
Sport, Music and Creative Arts are all important parts of the daily life of the school. From Year 3, there is a full programme of sports’ fixtures against other schools. There are full games’ afternoons from Year four upwards. Children benefit from a vibrant programme of both day and residential trips. There are two large junior productions each year, and a number of presentations.