The Lower School – A Firm Foundation
“My children can’t wait to come to school in the morning! They love their lessons and talk enthusiastically about what they have learnt during the day”
In the Lower School, we provide excellent standards of education meeting the needs of each child, both academically and pastorally. The school continues to benefit from the very best facilities and provides an exciting and stimulating environment for each child. With small classes and a dedicated team of teachers and support staff, we can assure you that children will have the opportunity to develop their skills and individual talents.
Lower School Curriculum
The Lower School covers the age range from 4 to 10 years. The early curriculum emphasises the acquisition of basic skills in reading, writing and maths, enabling other subjects and topics to be introduced as mastery of these skills develops.
During the infant years, all children study the core subjects of English, maths and science. In addition, all pupils begin to study the foundation subject courses in history, geography, religious education, information technology, art and design technology.
As children progress through the Lower School our aim is to develop greater independence and self-confidence, encouraging study skills to cope with the rigours of academic learning alongside developing individual talent. All pupils are taught the core subjects of maths, English and science alongside foundation subjects and benefit from specialist teaching in PE, music and drama and are introduced to French.
Each class tutor is responsible for the pastoral care of children in their class. There is a keen emphasis on developing children as responsible and caring citizens through subjects such as PSHE and through tutor sessions, assemblies, Eco-groups and the School Council. The wide range of extra-curricular clubs provide children with the opportunity to be involved in activities such as eco-club, yoga, art club and food technology club. They are also encouraged to get involved in the Choir, a range of sports fixtures and several outside clubs such as Spanish, Mandarin and ‘Bedazzled’ drama workshops.
These are truly happy times, when children begin to establish life-long friendships and to develop skills which will form the basis of a lifetime of learning.
Mrs Lucy Thomas
Head of Lower School