Junior School Curriculum

“Nurturing self-belief seems to be key to academic success – girls being encouraged to feel ‘I can do it’.”

The Good Schools Guide

We follow the National Curriculum, but go beyond it – by exploring further educational topics with other experiences and trips.

That means the girls investigate a broad spectrum of subjects in as much depth as possible.

All pupils have five weekly PE lessons; two weekly class music lessons; and the introduction of a different language in each year group. Our Thinking and Learning lessons help the girls in their quest for creative answers to ‘Big Questions’. There’s also a continuous programme of PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education) where girls join discussions, ask questions and value each others’ opinions.

Overall, this stimulating and challenging curriculum encourages intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and, most of all, a genuine love of learning. We enhance the classroom experience by offering exciting trips (including residentials) out of school and bringing in interesting visitors.

A great early education is about so much more than just sitting behind a desk. We believe in the importance of outdoor learning with our outdoor classroom and new pond area. 

We also have close links with the Senior School – so we share specialist teachers and use of facilities, particularly in subjects such as Computing, Sciences, Languages and Music.

Finally, all Junior pupils bring a fully charged mobile device into school every day. Our philosophy is to use technology wherever it is the best tool for learning.

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