The Junior Department is housed in a group of modern purpose-built classrooms, all with interactive whiteboards. Classes have around 26-28 pupils which means they are smaller than most other state primary schools.
The school is a happy and pleasant place to work and learn, and it obtains very good academic results. Teachers are immersed in the school and the boarding environment. There are high expectations for students and this drives the success of the School.
The Junior Department benefits from being part of a larger school. Class teachers are supported by specialist teaching from colleagues in the senior school. This provides pupils with wider knowledge and a greater depth of understanding in a number of areas;
|French||Children are taught French from Year 3 by a member of the languages department in the Senior School|
|Design Technology||DT lessons are taught in the specialist DT room, by a member of the DT department|
|Drama||Taught in the drama studio by a member of the English Department|
|PE||Taught by specialist PE teachers. Pupils also benefit from weekly swimming lessons throughout the year.|
|Music||Pupils have music lessons in 'The Bothy' with either the Director of Music or another specialist music teacher.|
|Science||Lessons are held in one of the new science labs in the Senior School|
Each year, in the third week of the Autumn Term, parents are invited to a 'Parents' Social' to meet the teachers and discuss the Junior Curriculum for the year.
The Junior school receives PE and Sport Premium funding. Further details for 2016/17 can be found here.