Lower School

"The quality of the Early Years Foundation Stage provision is outstanding." ISI June 2015

In the Lower School (ages 4-7), a secure foundation of basic skills is laid. Particular attention is given to numeracy and all aspects of literacy - reading, spelling, handwriting and comprehension. Oral and listening skills are also developed. These essential skills are fostered across the whole curriculum. At the same time, individual and creative expression is nurtured and encouraged. Pupils have the same class teacher for the majority of lessons. We have expert specialist teachers who will teach the children in Lower School for Music, French, Art and PE/Games. 


On first entering the school as members of our Reception classes, children have their own learning area dedicated to Early Years. This gives the children an excellent start to their infant school education where they are able to explore and make connections inside and outside of the classroom.


Early diagnosis of any special learning difficulty, where appropriate, brings help from a teacher from our 'Progress Centre', qualified in meeting Special Educational Needs.

"The pupils’ personal development throughout the school, including the Early Years, is excellent."

"Pupils attainment is judged to be excellent in relation to national age-related expectations."

"The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils is excellent."

ISI June 2015