“Happy, lively children. Spacious, well-resourced
classrooms with colourful displays throughout.
Outdoor classrooms – and a wildlife study area.”
The Good Schools Guide
Our aim is to create a stimulating and exciting environment where learning takes place through enjoyment. Children in Pre-School and Reception classes have their own indoor and outdoor classrooms and follow the statutory Foundation Stage Curriculum, which is divided into prime and specific areas, each with a set of early learning goals that most children
are expected to achieve by the end of their Reception Year. These areas are:
Prime: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Communication and Language.
Specific: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design.
Our Early Years children learn through planned and purposeful play and provision is made for the different starting points of each child. Communication and Language, Literacy, and
Mathematics are taught on a daily basis. French and Music lessons also begin in the Early Years, taught by specialist teachers.
From Key Stage 1 onwards, we offer a curriculum based on, but going beyond, the statutory requirements of the National
Curriculum. Great care is taken to provide differentiated experiences, according to the needs of individuals. Each child is assessed throughout the year and parents are kept informed of progress through regular contact, formal Parents’ Evenings and written reports.
Year 2 pupils are expected to satisfy the entrance requirements of King’s Juniors and, happily, the overwhelming majority of children transfer seamlessly to King’s Juniors for Year 3.