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 have now joined our girls in Year 3 from September 2014) 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.
- Year 3 explore Cambridge GurdwaraFor their topic on Sikhism, Year 3 were invited to the Gurdwara to learn more.
- Year 6 visit to Cambridge MosqueFor their current RS topic, Year 6 visited the Mosque to learn more about Islam.
- Year 4 Residential Trip to BurwellStudents had a fun few days away, read on to find out what they got up to.
- Year 3 learn more about Ancient Greece at the FitzwilliamIt was fun to work out what the pots had been made for. I learnt that some pots were used for carrying water and others were used for storing make-up.
- STEAM Week Activities with Year 3Find out what Year 3 got up to during STEAM Week.
Open Morning 2016
Saturday 1 October: Junior School, 9.30 - 12.30pm
Learning with a difference - William Shakespeare
Our programme of visiting speakers brings in individuals and groups to share fascinating careers/life stories , inspiring students, parents and alumni to think differently.