Developing skills and talents

Junior School is about so much more than classroom lessons. We learn about life, we try things out. We discover what it’s like to play an instrument, bake biscuits, act, grow flowers, score goals, take better photographs, and explore the great outdoors in our first residential trip away from home. We find out how to be one of the team, while developing our own unique skills and talents.

Clubs run every lunch time and most afternoons after school. Children can try art, drama, board games, ICT, a range of sports, music and much more. External specialists run activities such as karate, cubs and speech & drama.

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Sports for all

Team sports begin in Year 4 and each week Years 5 and 6 have a full afternoon of games. We play rugby and netball in the autumn, football and hockey in the spring, and cricket, rounders and athletics in the summer. There’s also swimming and cross country. Older pupils have the opportunity to represent the school in sports fixtures against local schools.

“In team sports the Junior School has achieved some notable success at local and national level in football, netball, cricket, swimming, gymnastics, cross-country running, table tennis.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate, 2011

Taking part

Some parents pay for their children to have individual music tuition, during the school day, from one of our music specialists. The choice is vast, from drums, brass, woodwind and strings to piano. All pupils take part in a performance of some kind each year, whether it’s a concert, an end of term play or a full-blown musical.

“The pupils’ personal development is excellent. They show high levels of confidence and a healthy competitive spirit, encouraged by the house system, which promotes good self-motivation.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate, 2011

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