The Junior School curriculum is broad and rounded and goes beyond the National Curriculum. Senior School specialist staff teach Junior pupils for PE, Languages and Design Technology and Junior pupils make full use of the Senior School PE and Games, DT, ICT, Music and Science facilities.

All pupils have five weekly PE lessons; two weekly class Music lessons; weekly Drama 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’ such as: “Is white a colour?”

There is a continuous programme of PSHCE where girls are encouraged to join in discussions, ask questions and value each others’ opinions.

The academic curriculum is supported by a broad range of trips, visits and guest speakers. Junior School pupils are offered a wide selection of extra-curricular clubs and activities.

All Year 6 pupils are fully prepared for the Senior School at Withington and for other schools’ entrance examinations.

Mobile Learning

All Junior pupils bring their own mobile devices into school for use in lessons. There is no expectation that pupils will complete work in every lesson on a mobile device and their deployment varies between subjects and classes.

We want to take full advantage of the opportunities afforded by new technology but to do so in a way that does not prioritise the technology itself over teaching and learning. We also aim to keep Withington and its pupils at the forefront of learning and to help them to develop skills that will be beneficial in their future lives.

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