After a happy home, the most important thing you can give your child is the best possible education. Our own dedicated site consists of old and new buildings sitting comfortably alongside one another, creating a learning environment that is well-structured and vibrant. The atmosphere is friendly, lively and stimulating. The high-quality teaching is carefully geared to the girls' ability and they are encouraged to progress with confidence and enthusiasm, with their particular strengths and talents fostered both in and out of the classroom.
A healthy balance of form and specialist teaching maximises learning and allows girls to develop close bonds with many members of staff. The curriculum is enriched by many workshops and trips which are residential from Year 3 upwards.
Extra-curricular activities are a very important part of life at the Junior School, with pupils encouraged to develop existing skills and to explore new interests through a wide variety of clubs. Each girl has a PE lesson every day, including a weekly swimming lesson, and there are many sporting opportunities outside the curriculum. Music is very strong, with girls able to learn individual instruments, play in the orchestra or one of many ensembles and to sing in the choirs. Drama, in the form of regular productions, is always of a very high standard.
Assemblies and other opportunities for quiet reflection enable girls to develop their spiritual dimension and girls are encouraged to think how they can give back to the community through charity work. A strong emphasis on pastoral care ensures a holistic approach to every girl's care and development. Immersed in this secure and positive ethos, we find that the bright and eager girls really flourish and are well prepared for Senior School.