Lower School

Year 1 to Year 6

Our Lower School is a safe, happy and nurturing environment where children can grow academically, socially and emotionally at a pace that suits them. We follow and go beyond the National Curriculum with a unique approach which allows children to make links between subjects, encouraging interest and excitement in learning. A more holistic approach means we are able to follow the needs of each individual child, building on their natural inquisitiveness and desire to learn.

Each class has its own class teacher but is supported by subject specialists. Teaching assistants are able to offer individual support for those who require it. Subjects covered include English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, ICT, French, Art, Design, Music, PE and PSHE.

We provide a supportive environment in which each child can flourish, learn at their own pace and in their own individual way. Our superb learning support team work alongside the class teacher and carefully monitor each child’s progress to ensure they are achieving their full potential.

We invite you to join our family and unlock your potential.

Year 1 and 2

Class Teacher: Miss Emily Ruddock

Children moving up from Early Years transition effortlessly into the more structured learning environment of Year 1 and 2.

We follow the national curriculum and bring the subjects to life through focussed topics. Be it Great Fire of London, Leonardo Da Vinci or Florence Nightingale, we devise themes to encourage interest and excitement in learning. In short, the curriculum follows the child. Such creativity is a cornerstone of our philosophy.

Year 3 and 4

Class Teacher: Mrs Deborah Howard

For Year 3 and 4, we work to the lower Key Stage 2 curriculum yet continue to enhance the learning experience of the child. We bring the subjects to life through drama, art and other activities that unshackle the child from the textbook and into the wider environment.

We also adopt a learning cycle, we return to topics during the academic year yet look to go further and deeper into the subject at hand. The approach helps not only reinforce knowledge but also provides the opportunity to extend.

Year 5 and 6

Class Teacher: Mrs Claire Gale

During Years 5 – 6, we follow Key Stage 2 however our approach to learning remains true to our ethos of placing the child before the curriculum.

As with the preceding Year groups, we use topics to bring subjects to life. Be it the Tudors where children visited Hampton Court, hosting a debate about rainforests or Viking history and legacy, we learn and then put our knowledge to practical use.

Children prepare for the transition into the Senior School.