We believe that the purpose of schooling is to help children flourish, and this can be done be developing both their intellectual abilities and their character virtues. We strongly believe that children flourish when both the family and the school are working together.
The parents of children in this school are very supportive of what we do and know that we value feedback. Togther we have designed a Family Handbook which can be found on our Policies Page (please click the link below).
Our academic approach introduces children to the best that has been thought and known through a knowledge-rich curriculum, including the study of discrete subjects from Nursery onwards. We use the Sounds Write programme to teach literacy and a Mastery programme to teach Maths. To develop their intellectual curiosity, children engage in either adventure learning or service learning projects, enabling them to extend their skills and knowledge in outdoor activities or in the service of the community.
The entire culture of the school – from our behaviour policy to assemblies, from how we recruit and train staff to how we interact with parents – is geared to making sure children aspire to academic excellence and develop a range of good character traits that will set them up for a flourishing life. All pupils have a weekly character education lesson and service learning projects allow them the chance to develop their character strengths while helping others.
Some other important features of the school include: