Lower School

A Rich Curriculum

Building on the foundations of our Early Years programme, this part of the school focuses on providing opportunities for academic, emotional and social growth, empowering students to become lifelong learners, inquisitive thinkers, and responsible citizens.

All of our girls and boys study English, Maths and Science as well as languages and the Arts. By the end of the Lower School, will be in a position to make strong choices about their future language learning. Pupils study History, Geography, Theology & Philosophy as separate subjects, but undertake extended project work that links these three disciplines together. They are also taught music, drama and art, but are given the opportunity to develop these skills in longer, practical based sessions. Similarly, technology is taught through longer sessions, during which pupils have the opportunity to develop links and connections between engineering, design, robotics and coding.

An important aspect of learning for this age group is for them to experience different activities that will enable them to develop the skills needed for later life, such as high-order thinking skills, problem-solving, teamwork, leadership and creativity. A team of talented and dedicated teachers will ensure equitable learning opportunities and experiences for all learners.

Pupils in class

Discovering New Passions

Lower School is about discovering new passions. We value pupil achievement and appreciate that pupils need to be given different mechanisms through which to demonstrate their learning.

Co-curricular activities are a key part of Lower School life as pupils challenge themselves, demonstrate commitment to service and complete an independent project. This gives pupils the opportunity to think differently, and apply their knowledge across subjects.