Pupils wishing to join Stormont at the start of the academic year in Reception are able to providing there is a space available. Parents are encouraged to view the School which includes a tour of the school with one of the Senior Leadership Team or the Registrar to which pupils are welcome to attend. Once parents have registered, their child’s name is added to our Entry List of which there would be 24 or added to our Waiting List automatically without any need for assessment. Offer letters are sent to parents of those girls who are on the Entry List at the beginning of the previous Autumn Term to which they will start school, moving to the Waiting List as necessary until twenty-four spaces have been filled.
Our Reception staff work quickly from the start of the first term to establish and build on the ability of each pupil and plan the next steps for them regardless of ability.
As your daughter progresses through the school, half class teaching allocation increases giving the pupils more focussed time with their teachers and therefore enabling them to make the best possible progress.
We have high standards and expect the girls to do well. We have specialist teachers for English, Maths and Science amongst other subjects. The girls are taught in half classes on their timetable with a maximum of 12 in each half class group, these are not based on ability. The smaller groups provide a high ratio of adults to children in each year which ensures that your daughter gets unique quality teaching time in a nurturing but challenging environment.
Online assessments are carried out each term, the results are tracked allowing us to adjust the teaching and learning. When a child excels at a particular subject there is extension work set and equally if a child has difficulty grasping something, interventions are put in place.
Our results speak for themselves in terms of which schools our girls go onto and the offers received and Scholarships awarded, see here.