Our interactive map gives you an insight into the surprising amount of facilities and space that Stormont has. Click on the points to find out more about our grounds.
This newly refurbished area is set up to cater for KS1 pupils in the EYFS setting. Through our carefully planned curriculum and by using resources efficiently, the outdoors can provide children with vast learning opportunities benefiting many areas of their learning and development. Our PAL area can be a place where children can fully immerse in all types of learning, whether this is developing their gross more skills, developing social skills or learning in a practical way.
On the Ground floor our Music Studio is well stocked with a range of instruments and provides plenty of space inspiring our girls to develop a love of music and increase creativity and self-confidence.
There are two peripatetic music rooms enabling us to offer extra-curricular 1:1 lessons on a wide range of instruments with a team of visiting musicians during the school day.
The 1st floor houses our spacious ICT suite which is equipped with 24 work stations enabling us to not only teach the computing curriculum but also to support the other curriculum subjects through one of our learning platforms such as Purple Mash.
Your daughter starts life at Stormont in the Pre-Prep Department, initially in Reception then Year 1 and onto Year 2. Each classroom is spacious for whole class learning activities. The Link is a shared activity area from which the three classrooms flow and a colourful outside play and learn area (PAL). Each classroom is equipped with interactive whiteboards and resources to support the curriculum. A play area, book corner and art section is shared by the classes in The Link. There is plenty of space for small group work and the area houses it’s own toilets that are specifically for the Pre-Prep girls.
Named after the 2nd Head at Stormont, this air-conditioned hall provides the versatility. Modular staging is available for class assemblies, concerts and productions and the hall comfortably accommodates the whole school for weekly assemblies and is equipped with lighting and sound system for drama. Bi-fold doors allow us the flexibility to extend the space in to the dining hall for larger events such as our annual art exhibition.
Stormont has a new kitchen and a fantastic catering team who provide a wide selection of hot and cold dishes to cater for all dietary requirements. Fresh soup and homemade bread is available daily as well as a large selection of tasty salad options to accompany a main dish. There are homemade desserts and a selection of fruit is always on offer to the girls. All food is freshly prepared on site and the catering team take great pride in the presentation as well as the nutritionally balanced and tasty options.
Our impressive large art room is just one of 3 buildings in They Courtyard used to develop creative activity. This light and airy room has simple portable tables allowing staff to arrange the room to suit the curriculum being taught. The room is well equipped for the girls to explore a wide range of activities including observational drawing and painting, sewing, batik and large 3D work. The room is equipped with an interactive board as well as display boards and storage.
Our science lab is also located in the Courtyard and caters for half class sizes that have weekly science lessons in this room with our specialist teacher. The room is geared up for practical sessions allowing the girls to think scientifically and learn through predicting, testing and refining ideas.
Our modern library is accessible to all pupils and allows for whole class lessons. The library is stocked with a range of books covering a wide range of genres as well as appealing non-fiction books. Girls in Prep are able to spend a break time in the library reading a book of their choice or browsing through one of the subscriptions such as the Weekly Junior or Eco Kids Magazine among other publications.
The Courtyard houses the Art Room, Pottery & Kiln Room, DT Room, Science, the Library and the French Room. One side also give access to the Dining Room. Within the Courtyard we host parent gatherings in the warmer weather as well as some creative lessons from the neighbouring classrooms. In the summer months pupils are able to grow vegetables as part of their science curriculum which are then used by our kitchen and served up in the lunches. Our 75th celebration play was held in The Courtyard when the Prep girls recreated a story from time gone by about the main house.
Perhaps the most impressive room in the school with its high vaulted ceiling, ironwork chandelier and original fireplaces at each end, is the Dyson Room named after the first head of Stormont School. On the second floor of the main house it is used as a meeting room for the School Council, staff and parent meetings and many gatherings throughout the year. It is ideal for whole class lessons such as Drama which require space or a quiet study area for ESB exams. The room has had an extensive makeover revealing many original features. New heating and lighting has transformed this learning area.
Once the girls have completed their time in Pre-Prep, they make the transition to the Main House which has the form rooms for Years 3-6. Each room is unique and evidence of the grand former house can still be found in each classroom creating a very pleasant and calm environment for the girls to learn.
The Prep playground is used daily by Years 3 – 6 for morning break and lunch break, a large outdoor space surrounded by trees. It also serves as our tennis courts and netball courts. Stormont has one full size tennis court and one LTA orange court used for tennis both in the curriculum and by our visiting tennis coach. When needed there are 6 LTA mini red courts marked out also. The two netball courts are used for curriculum lessons, netball clubs and matches. Two matches can be played alongside each other and there is some space for visiting teams and their parents to watch the games.
Named after a former Head who was instrumental in the clever design and building, our Johnston Sports Hall is a true hidden gem! This modern and well equipped facility enables us to continue with our curriculum regardless of the weather and the indoor viewing platform also allows parents to watch matches and displays. The full size sports hall is used extensively for lessons, gymnastics and netball practice and matches throughout the week. At weekends a gymnastics club has full use for the day for competitions and lessons.
When the building was completed, Beth Tweddle, World and European Champion Gymnast joined the celebrations to open the Hall on 18th June 2009. It was a momentous day. Girls continue their hard work in the field of gymnastics and often represent the school at competitions with great success.