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Academic Approach

Here is an outline of the different approaches we take in each stage of your child's education. You can also find out more about specific key areas of our curriculum in the links below.

Kindergarten (EYFS)

Starts the term after your child's 3rd birthday

A gentle transition from being at home or from a nursery setting, introducing some structured activities yet still focusing on learning through play.  Activities are designed to help develop critical thinking, social skills, confidence and independence. Kindergarten children integrate with the rest of the school, giving them a head start in their education.

Reception (EYFS)

Starts in the September of or before your child's 5th birthday

The start of your child's formal education, and the final year of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).  Play based learning is mixed with a variety of engaging and stimulating activities and focuses which ensure each child’s personal, social and academic development.

Infants (KS1) - Year 1 and 2

For ages 5 - 7

At this stage, we work with both pupils and parents to ensure a smooth transition from learning through play towards more structured learning, introducing new activities and challenges which embed our core values of wellbeing and resilience.

Juniors (KS2) - Years 3 to 6

Ages 7 - 11

As your child progresses into Juniors, we develop their personal study and research skills to prepare them for Senior School.  Instilling a growth mindset is central to our approach; pupils are engaged and resilient, and are encouraged to hone their individual talents, wherever they may shine through.

Senior school and beyond

Next Steps

We focus on helping help our children achieve places at their own first choice of secondary school. Many of our children remain in independent education, while some choose selective grammar schools, state schools or specialist schools. We are immensely proud of how many of our children gain academic, sports and creative scholarships.

For more information see our Leaver's Destinations page.

Find out more about specific key areas of our curriculum using the links below: