All children are taught to read with Read Write Inc, a tried and tested synthetic phonics reading programme. Its systematic and structured approach results in rapid learning of sounds and blending, enabling children to be successful from the very beginning. Go to Read Write Inc.
Staff organise a variety of trips to places related to curriculum subjects, and there are regular drama and musical performances which link into current work topics. P.E. lessons include gymnastics, dance, athletics and swimming. There are many extracurricular activities to join, such as ballet, speech and drama, Lego, chess, sewing, keyboard skills and sports. Go to School Life
French and an introduction to computing supplement gradual development in reading, writing and numeracy skills. Progress is carefully monitored in consultation with parents. We also attach high priority to creative subjects, including art, drama, music and singing.
Philosophy is introduced in the Lower School to encourage discussion, listening skills and debate from an early age. Go to Curriculum
Ongoing encouragement in every aspect of development ensures that the children move on to the Upper School feeling confident and proud of their achievements.