In Reception it is paramount that the girls are happy, as effective learning will not be achieved unless they love coming to school. Initially the day is similar to a nursery setting with predominantly child initiated play but gradually more specific adult led activities are introduced. These are led by the form teacher or subject specialists. Girls are taught PE, French, Art, Pottery, Drama and Music by specialist teachers. There are three members of staff in Reception, and one remains with the girls when they are taught by a specialist to ensure there is a familiar face.
Our main aim is a rounded education for all girls, where the academic, social, emotional, physical and spiritual are all promoted. We use labelled praise and plenty of rewards to celebrate success. Girls quickly learn our 3 Golden Rules and feel happy and secure as they have clear boundaries. We achieve high academic standards and forge close links with parents having regular meetings and supporting the next step in their educational ladder.
All of the Lower School girls enjoy the fantastic facilities of the Sports Hall, the Art and Pottery Rooms, the Studio for Music, the Hall for Drama, the French Room and the ICT Suite. All of the classrooms have computers and interactive whiteboards.