A broad education

Teaching methods are thoughtfully planned to encourage, accelerate and support each child’s abilities. The school’s individual approach helps the less able, as well as the more talented, through small separate groups in reading and maths. We cover all areas of the National Curriculum and more besides, so that every child can find areas of personal strength.

Our broad curriculum includes computing, science, music, creative arts, French and PE, all taught by specialist teachers and often in small groups. All classes have a specific time each day for reflection and to develop their thinking skills. In the Junior Classes, Year 3 and 4 have ‘Brain Time’ and Year 5 and 6 enjoy philosophy lessons.

I have learnt not only academic things, but friendship and teamwork as well

George, Year 6

Extra-curricular activities

We dedicate Thursday afternoons to extra-curricular clubs for all children in Years 3 – 6 so they can experience and develop a wide range of interests from golf to riding, and pottery to gardening. After-school clubs include chess, karate, musical theatre, French, touch typing, sport and swimming.

Many outings connected with class projects are arranged each term and there are regular visits to museums and theatres. Each year, all Juniors spend time away on residential field study trips in Surrey, Devon and Cumbria.