Message from Head of Juniors

The Junior School provides the best possible education for children aged 3-11. We are delighted to have our first boys moving up into Key Stage 1 and 2.

Our classes are small, each staffed by a qualified teacher supported by classroom assistants.  Our youngest children, aged 3-5 years old, are in the EYFS unit, in the Nursery and Reception classes.  Children then move to Key Stage 1, in Years 1 and 2.  Key Stage 2 is for children in Years 3 – 6.

The children have their own cosy, welcoming classrooms but also use the wider school facilities.  As they move through Junior School they are taught by Senior School teachers for specialist subjects:

– In EYFS children have a specialist Sports and Music teacher.

– In Key Stage 1 children have a specialist Sports, Music and Art teacher.

– In Year 3 children are taught by specialist Sports, Music, Art and Design & Technology teachers.

– In Year 6, children are taught by specialist Linguists, Sports, Science, DT, ICT, Music and Art teachers. This makes the transition to Hollygirt Senior School much easier as the children become much more familiar with all of our buildings and senior staff.

From Year 1 swimming is taught weekly off site at the University Pool and from Year 3 the Games lessons are held at the University Sports Hall and Harvey Haddon Athletics Stadium.

We offer a broad and balanced education which is supplemented by an extensive extra-curricular programme, many exciting trips and visits.  We review our curriculum regularly to ensure we are teaching the children a whole range of skills.  We want all of our children to enjoy their education, to have good friends and to take part in the many activities on offer to broaden their horizons and involve themselves in our community.  We develop their confidence to ensure our children reach their full potential.  All of our young people are individuals and we will be there for them whatever their needs.

Mrs V Wright

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ISI Inspection February 2013