Take a handful of curiosity and enthusiasm, pour over creativity and thinking skills, season generously with sport, music, drama and a host of other activities, blend it with firm friendships and a dash of guidance and you have the perfect recipe.

Our junior school is a happy, buzzy place, which brings together pupils (boys will soon be joining our girls) from all kinds of backgrounds in a close community. They have had varied educational experiences, both in Britain and around the world, so what you already know matters less than what you can learn.

'Every day is different – when I arrive, I wonder what I'll do today'

Whenever children join us, they quickly feel at home here, whether they arrive in Year 3 or Year 6 – and their horizons expand rapidly to take in science, new languages, a range of sports, musical instruments, drama, charity fund-raising and the closest of friendships. Since they automatically qualify for the senior school, these often strengthen into adulthood, as they grow up together.

This is a place where habits are formed for life – resilience, persistence, questioning and decisiveness among them. As preparation for an uncertain world, we want to make sure our pupils have more than just knowledge. An ability to think around problems and opportunities, make original connections and take carefully evaluated risks gives them a set of skills and habits that enable them to respond positively in the face of change and reach their potential.

In short, we teach them to think outside the traditional box of conventional education.

 Junior school news
  • Photography Competition - the winners
    Winners and Highly Commended entries have been chosen for the 'What is learning?' photography competitin organised by the Stephen Perse Foundation Governors. Find out who has won here...
  • Stephen Perse Foundation Photographic Competition shortlist announced
    What is Learning? Students from across the six schools of the foundation were invited to submit photographic entries, to a competition, that captured their experience of learning...
  • ‘Technology in Beekeeping’ – a Junior Inspire Me Event
    The Science Room is always a 'hive of activity', but on Friday 20 June this became literally true, when Mr Phil Webb, a Junior School parent and keen beekeeper, came to present our latest Junior Inspire Me Event...
  • Junior School Summer Concert
    Junior School Summer Concerts at West Road are always a treat but the sparkling event held on 26 June 2014 was exceptional and we are immensely proud of everyone involved, across all four year groups...
  • Year 3 trip to Norwich
    On Monday 16 June, Year 3 spent a wonderful day in Norwich. Our first stop was the Cathedral where the girls thoroughly enjoyed their Grand Tour...



Our programme of visiting speakers brings in individuals and groups to share fascinating careers/life stories , inspiring students, parents and alumni to think differently.

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