The Junior Department is housed in a group of modern purpose-built classrooms, all with interactive whiteboards. 

The school is a happy and pleasant place to work and learn, and it obtains very good academic results. Teachers are immersed in the school and the boarding environment. There are high expectations for students and this drives the success of the School.

The Junior Department benefits from being part of a larger school. Class teachers are supported by specialist teaching from colleagues in the senior school. This provides pupils with wider knowledge and a greater depth of understanding in a number of areas;

French Children are taught French from Year 3 by a member of the languages department in the Senior School
Design Technology DT lessons are taught in the specialist DT room, by a member of the DT department
Drama Taught in the drama studio by a member of the English Department
PE Taught by specialist PE teachers. Pupils also benefit from weekly swimming lessons throughout the year. 
Music Pupils have music lessons in 'The Bothy' with either the Director of Music or another specialist music teacher.
Science Lessons are held in one of the new science labs in the Senior School


Curriculum 2021-22

This year, pupils' learning will follow a new structure set out by the Concentric Curriculum. 

You can find out more about this approach via the links below:

An Introduction to the Concentric Curriculum

The Concentric Mathematician

The Concentric Writer

The Concentric Reader 

Curriculum Map 

Junior School Curriculum Map 

Numeracy Overview

Year 3 Numeracy 

Year 4 Numeracy

Year 5 Numeracy

Year 6 Numeracy 

RE Curriculum 

RE Overview

The Junior school receives PE and Sport Premium funding. Further details can be found here.

If you would like more information about the Junior Curriculum please contact the Head of the Junior School, Mr S Greenwood.