Junior School

As children take their first steps in education, we are determined to provide a happy and friendly environment where pupils and parents feel welcome and supported.

The Year 0-2 classroom is a special place where children work and play together in safe and stimulating surroundings.

We foster integration and cooperation, as each pupil learns the social skills necessary to become a caring, compassionate and contributing member of the class and the school family. Each child mixes not only with their classmates but also with older pupils in the playground and their House, and everyone has a senior pupil as a buddy.

The golden rule in the junior classroom is: ‘Treat others as you would like to be treated.’ Respect and responsibility are most desirable traits and we teach our pupils to develop these values in a cooperative learning environment.

In the Year 0-2 classroom, we teach using a variety of techniques to cater for the different ways your child learns – auditory, visual and kinesthetic.  Essential English and Mathematics foundations are taught. Reading is invaluable, and retired teachers from the parish join the class each week to read with individuals. Activity-based learning is enjoyed, too, as pupils develop oracy, motor skills and focus time. We encourage parents to listen to their child’s recount of their day, and to read together each evening.

Good home-school communication is essential for a successful learning partnership, and staff will discuss academic and pastoral issues, as parents pop in at the beginning or end of the day.