The Learning Journey

The progressive development of pupils’ skills, knowledge and understanding is at the heart of our curriculum, as the children embark on their learning journey through pre-school and each of the subsequent Key Stages. 

Small class sizes mean that every boy is challenged and supported in an environment that nurtures individual potential.

Our modern buildings feature bright, spacious classrooms, ICT suites, libraries, sports halls and creative spaces to facilitate specialist art lessons, speech & drama classes and instrumental tuition.

Add to the mix a huge outdoor classroom, extensive sports pitches, a swimming pool, athletics track and tennis courts, and you can see why this is such a unique learning environment for boys. 

Boys Learn Differently

Our experienced and talented teachers and learning support assistants have developed a high level of expertise in the teaching of boys, and they use many keys to unlock each child’s potential.

A wide range of active teaching methodologies are employed to ensure that the children’s endless energy is harnessed and channelled into successful learning experiences, and small class sizes enable pupils’ learning to be personalised.

A range of strategies are used to stretch and challenge our pupils, and to cater for different abilities, interests and learning styles within each class.

Specialist Teaching

The provision of specialist teaching in Art, Music, Modern Foreign Languages, PE, Games and Swimming greatly extends and enhances our pupils’ learning.

We also benefit from being able to access Senior School resources, including the Science Laboratories, Home Economics Kitchen, Drama Theatre and Central Hall. The College pool is used to facilitate the development of pupils’ swimming skills and water confidence, starting in Prep 1.

Learning Mentors

Senior School pupils serve as wonderful role models for our Junior School boys.  They inspire them to put maximum effort into their studies and extra-curricular activities.

The Senior Prefects of the College act as mentors to our House Captains, and our Junior School Charity Ambassadors are mentored by the Senior School’s Charity Committee.

Learning Mentors from the Senior School also provide wonderful support for our Junior School boys with Literacy, Numeracy and STEAM projects.

Outdoor Classroom

Junior School is privileged to have wonderful resources to support outdoor learning. Exploring the world around them in a stunning, hundred-acre campus clearly appeals to our active learners. Building dens in the woods, pond-dipping at Netherleigh Lake, mini-beast hunting and geocaching are firm favourites with our intrepid explorers, and our Eco Committee coordinates a range of exciting projects to enable us to maintain our Green Flag status.

Educational Visits

Learning through exploration of the world around them is highly motivational for boys. 

A programme of educational visits for each Year Group throughout the year enables the children’s learning to be extended and enhanced. 

Digital Citizens

ICT plays a significant role in supporting and enhancing pupils’ learning, and we seek to empower and enable our boys to become dynamic and effective digital citizens through their creative use of the latest technology. Pupils enjoy learning collaboratively online through E-partnerships that have been developed via Virtual Learning Environments.