Welcome to the Junior School
(Nursery to Year 6)

Curriculum Booklet
Junior School

The Junior School is the first stage in a child’s journey through education and we are committed to providing the best possible start. Our teachers have high expectations and pride themselves on academic standards that are consistently above the UK national average.

The Junior School consists of two parts - the Pre-Prep School which is for children in Nursery, Kindergarten, Reception, Years 1 and 2 and the Prep School which is for children in Years 3 – 6. Children are based with their class teacher who, as well as taking care of their pastoral needs, focuses on the core subjects and the development of English and a passion for reading.

A strong team of specialist teachers offer a varied programme of Physical Education, Modern Foreign Languages, Art, Design and Technology, Information Communication Technology, Science and Music. In addition, English as an Additional Language (EAL) and learning support facilities are provided to groups of children, on a needs basis, in both mainstream classrooms and smaller groups. A very successful Intensive Language Programme (ILP) for students with little or no English is also available.

The school is a busy, vibrant place that encourages children to become independent, confident learners who are able to interact productively with peers and the many adults that they encounter.

The extensive programme of Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) offers children the chance to develop new skills. CCAs are viewed as a very important part of a child’s overall education and participation is encouraged.

Additionally, children have the opportunity to take part in individual instrumental lessons, musical ensembles, dramatic productions, class assemblies, sporting competitions, trips and events such as Sports Day, Swimming Gala, House Football, Book Week, International Day and Peace Day.

In the Junior School our students thrive in an environment managed by an academic staff and leadership team who work together to monitor the curriculum and support the development of children in the school.