A challenging and fulfilling curriculum
Our broad academic curriculum is designed to stretch, challenge and inspire.
Skilled teachers use the latest Apple technology to provide stimulating educational experiences, and each pupil has their own iPad. This means even our youngest pupils in Year 3 are adept with ‘Firefly’ – our school digital learning platform.
That said, tried and tested teaching methods that focus on multiplication tables, spelling, grammar and handwriting skills still have an important part to play.
Support for every ability level
Our core aim is always to meet the individual needs of each and every girl so they can achieve their full potential. Small class sizes (maximum of 20 in each class) mean every girl receives focused attention, and will receive additional support as and when required.
If your daughter is very able we will ensure she is stretched and challenged through wide-ranging opportunities outside the core curriculum. These include taking part in events such as Maths Challenges, Spelling Bees, the National Science Competition, the First Lego League Robotics Challenge and the Junior Memory Championship.
Helping every girl achieve more
We are fully committed to supporting any girl with a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia or dyscalculia, and have specialist teachers who provide one-to-one lessons tailored to meet the needs of individual girls.
If your daughter needs ad-hoc support we can arrange that too, with additional help in areas such as phonics, reading or writing skills. To overcome these learning obstacles as effectively as possible, we create an Individual Education Plan. This is closely monitored and regularly reviewed.
We actively encourage a love of reading, which is reflected in the quantity and quality of books our girls devour. This is supported by daily SQUIRT sessions – ‘Sit Quietly It’s Reading Time’ – which are built into the timetable.
Sport for all
Sport has a major place in the curriculum. We want all our girls to have fun – regardless of ability – so we introduce them to a wide variety of sports. The main school sports are hockey, netball and cricket, and everyone enjoys a weekly swimming session.
A great way to end the week is Activity Hour each Friday afternoon, where girls can choose from a range of options, from movie-making to country-dancing to coding to craft. Of course, this is in addition to the huge range of extra-curricular clubs we have on offer throughout the year.
Learn more about our Junior School curriculum by downloading our prospectus below.