In Years 3 to 6 all girls follow an academic curriculum which is based upon the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2, but goes way beyond it in terms of breadth and depth.
In Years 3 and 4, the majority of subjects are taught by the class teacher, but with specialist teaching for PE, ICT, Music and French (with a French Assistant in Years 5 and 6). In Years 5 and 6 the role of specialist teaching for subjects increases, however the class teacher still remains the girls’ primary teacher during their Junior School career.
Core subjects, primarily English and Maths are studied each day, with Humanities, Science, PE and The Arts taught to all years during the week, utilising the school’s own first-class teaching facilities. As girls increase in age, greater significance is placed on time management helping girls to develop their organisational and study skills.
The curriculum for all year groups is enhanced by a wide range of visits, including from Year 3, an annual residential trip. As well as supporting work done in class, the residential experience benefits girls in many other ways – learning to live alongside each other, team building and encouraging healthy friendships.
Visitors are warmly welcomed into the School and these regularly include authors, theatre workshops and wildlife experts.