Life in the Junior School

Each school day is divided into six teaching periods and the curriculum runs in a fortnightly cycle with a different timetable each week. Children enjoy varied lessons and learning focuses on a different, exciting theme each term. Each class has its own dedicated classroom and specialist teaching takes place across the school site be it in the Junior Art room, the Music Department or in the on-site gymnasium and swimming pool. We also use our excellent outdoor facilities for hands-on learning.

Boys and girls in Years 3 to 6 attend school between 8.30am and 3.35pm each day.

Wrap-around care is provided for a small charge. Children in the Junior School are welcome to attend Early Birds which provides morning care from 8.00am until the start of School, they should be signed in near the MUGA in the playground and remain outside until the whistle blows to go to their classroom. They can also attend Homework Room until 4.10pm or our After School Activity Club until 6.00pm.

In the Junior School morning break takes place from 10.55am-11.15am and children are asked to bring in their own healthy mid-morning snack. Lunch is provided in the school Dining Hall and the lunch break runs between 12.05pm and 1.20pm.

Children in the Junior School can also choose from a wide variety of extra-curricular clubs and individual music lessons which take place before and after school and during lunchtime. Music lessons can also be timetabled to take place before, after or throughout the school day.

As an all-through school, we encourage children and pupils from all year groups to interact with each other, making the transition through the school a seamless experience. Boys and girls in the Junior School take part in assemblies with the Senior School and several of our after-school clubs are led by Senior School specialist teachers.