Reception to Year 2

Reception (ages 4-5)

Children can enter our Reception classes in the September following their 4th birthday. Our class sizes are small, enabling us to provide a supportive, stimulating and creative learning environment and the children have constant access out onto their own secure outdoor play area.

In these years boys and girls begin their education in a caring, creative and challenging environment. There are two classes, each with a qualified teacher plus a teaching assistant.

“Relationships between teachers and pupils are exceptionally strong.”

Independent schools inspectorate report 2016

Year 1 (ages 5-6)

In Year 1 the children are placed in two mixed-ability classes with a maximum of 16 in each class.

Our curriculum follows the guidelines of the National Curriculum, yet remains flexible to allow us to embrace the unexpected. Fun activities reflect our ethos of learning through enjoyment, enquiry and discovery.  Our curriculum is a broad and balanced one, giving our pupils the very best opportunities to study a wide range of subjects, including a variety of sports, whilst our outstanding drama and musical productions give the children the opportunity to perform and develop their creativity.

Year 2 (ages 6-7)

In Year 2 the teaching day is extended to 4.00pm. The children are taught in mixed-ability classes with a maximum of 16 pupils in each.

Our curriculum is a broad and balanced one, giving our pupils the very best opportunities to study a wide range of subjects, including a variety of sports, whilst our outstanding drama and musical productions give the children the opportunity to perform and develop their creativity.

Our children are encouraged to become more independent at this stage and many of them take on roles of responsibility through our successful House System and Pre-Prep School Council.

“Pupils’ learning experiences are enhanced as a result of the school continually seeking to improve and add breadth to the learning programme.”

Independent schools inspectorate 2016