The boys in the Junior Department enjoy an exciting and interesting curriculum covering Mathematics, English Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Art, ICT Music, French PHSE and Games. They have access to the Computing Suite, Music Room, Sports Hall and fields, Art and Design Studio, Learning Resource Centre and local Leisure Centre for swimming lessons. In Years 1 and 2 the form teacher teaches the majority of subjects with subject specialists teaching French, Computing, Sport, Music and Art. In Year 3 the boys benefit from specialist teaching in all subjects.
The Junior Department has an excellent boy to teacher ratio and benefits from small class sizes with a teaching assistant working in each year group. Lessons are delivered to offer a good balance of whole class, small group and individual teaching. Boys are taught in mixed ability classes and work is differentiated as necessary.
Boys are teacher assessed regularly to ensure they make good progress. At the end of each topic, in all subjects, an internal appraisal takes place based on summative and formative assessment. Parents’ Evenings are held twice a year, offering a formal opportunity for parents to meet their son’s teachers. In addition staff are always available at the end of the day for informal conversations and contactable by email for other appointments. Full written summative reports are sent home at the end of each academic year.