In EYFS and the Junior School, individually focused monitoring and standardised tests indicate that pupils make rapid progress in the acquisition of numeracy, literacy and non-verbal skills…”

Independent Schools Inspectorate Report 2019

Years 3 – 6

From Year 3 pupils follow a more structured timetable with the majority of subjects taught by specialist teachers in specialist classrooms.  The Art Room, Drama Studio, ICT Suite, Music Centre and Science Laboratory are fully equipped with everything pupils need to facilitate a fast pace to their learning.  All pupils enjoy swimming every week at the 25 metre, 6 lane Senior School pool, playing Netball and Tennis and practising Athletics.

In Year 6 Study Skills lessons are introduced to the timetable.  In these sessions pupils explore how they learn best as individuals and establish strategies and techniques to assist independent study, reasoning skills, revision and examination techniques.  This helps them prepare for their senior school education as well as for entrance examinations.  Pupils also develop self-confidence through taking part in productions, concerts and gymnastics displays each year and leading School assemblies.


Whilst the national curriculum for Key Stage 2 provides the foundation for our Junior curriculum we go far beyond national curriculum recommendations and achieve standards which exceed national expectations.

The S chool day for Juniors is divided into 8 lessons and each Form follows a weekly timetable which includes the following subject allocation:

  • English – 9 lessons
  • Mathematics – 9 lessons
  • Science – 3 lessons
  • French – 2 lessons
  • History – 2 lessons
  • Geography – 2 lessons
  • ICT – 2 lessons
  • Religious Studies – 1 lesson
  • Music – 2 lessons
  • Art and Design Technology – 3 lessons
  • Drama – 1 lesson
  • Games – 2 lessons
  • Swimming – 1 lesson
  • PE – 1 lesson
  • Study Skills (in Years 5 and 6) – 1 lesson
  • Time is also allocated daily to Quiet Reading and Form Time.
  • PSHEE mornings are held twice a term.


In Year 3 pupils are expected to spend 20 minutes an evening on their homework as well as reading.  By Year 6 the they will have two pieces of homework on most evenings, each taking about 30 minutes.



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