Lower School (Rec - Year 2)

A thorough grounding in the fundamental building blocks of education.

The Lower School is situated on the ground floor and is a bright and welcoming environment in which a high standard of work and behaviour is achieved. The classrooms are well equipped with a wide variety of teaching resources. The children have access to a play area as well as to the school’s hall and other facilities.
In their first years at school each child acquires the necessary skills in numeracy and literacy upon which a first-class education is based. A class teacher takes all core curriculum subjects with specialist teachers taking Music, Singing, Spanish and Games. English and Maths have a central place in the timetable but children also study Art, Character Development, Drama, Geography, History, Religious Studies and Science.

We encourage an investigative approach and a keen awareness of the natural world. The children go on many excursions and benefit from outside speakers and visitors. Information Technology is used extensively. As children progress through the Lower School, work becomes more formal and ability groups within the classes allow the teachers to stream pupils for English and Maths. All children are stretched and supported in order to reach their own personal potential. By the end of Lower School the children will have received a thorough educational grounding and be well prepared to meet the challenges of the Upper School.