Learning

Young girls are natural learners.

They’re curious by nature and always hungry for knowledge. Our job is to nurture this by keeping our lessons fun and natural. Once the girls have fallen in love with learning, we keep the momentum going throughout the whole Junior School.

I love art, maypole dancing, Mrs Bailey, Miss Keller, Rainbow Room, library, 3B, food, my friends and swimming. – Year 3 girl

Learning

Our core values and aims are the foundation of our curriculum. We recognise that each girl is unique and make sure she is given the support and encouragement needed to help her become extraordinary.

We cover the full spectrum of primary school subjects with a strong focus on Maths, English, Science and Technology, and encourage the girls’ creative and expressive side through the performing arts and modern languages. The girls learn with technology in highly equipped classrooms from the very beginning so that their grasp of IT is established. Our curriculum is a lot of fun but also challenging, with many opportunities to explore, investigate and question.

We know that learning is not confined to the classroom – it happens everywhere and we like the girls to ‘get stuck in’ to a range of activities in an environment that fosters risk-taking, where mistakes and effort are celebrated along with success. We have exciting outdoor areas, on and off site sports facilities and many opportunities to go on inspiring school visits like the ones at the link below:

Gallery of Junior School trips

 

Our curriculum celebrates the diversity of our community and its many skills and talents, and we also adapt it to seasonal changes, special events in history or anniversaries; every opportunity is a chance to learn.

The girls come across as happy and courteous and very excited by all the school offers. They couldn’t tell us fast enough all the clubs they attended and the residential trips that were coming up during the year. Lessons, they say, are fun, and if they have difficulties teachers are really helpful. – Good Schools Guide, 2016

We utilise the skills of our Senior School colleagues too, and their expertise and support helps us to provide a challenging learning experience. In class sizes significantly smaller than state schools our girls develop their independence, collaborative skills and resilience.

Our dynamic and innovative approach to teaching has our girls hooked from day one and they have lots of fun, as we believe that a happy girl is a successful girl.

 

View our KS2 SAT results