The Admissions Coordinators are on hand to guide you through the admissions process. Please contact them at any time by email via email@example.com or by telephone on 01428 603052.
We aim to make school exciting: learning is not confined to the classroom and play takes many forms. Some children work best when work is presented visually, others prefer to learn by doing. Some find sport relaxing, others enjoy reading, Suduko, playing a musical instrument or simply running about outside.
By getting to know our children really well we can create a learning environment which is tailored to their needs. As a result, pupils are well-placed to fulfil their potential.
• Academic focus that combines challenge and support
• A flexible and differentiated approach to learning that allows children to work at a pace appropriate to their ability
Diamond teaching model:
Our diamond teaching model means we have co-educational Reception, Prep 1 and Prep 2 classes and separately taught Prep 3 to Prep 6 classes. The diamond model takes into account the different developmental stages of girls and boys and acknowledges the advantages of single-sex teaching from 7 – 16 years. Shared playtimes, meal times and extra-curricular activities ensure that pupils enjoy integration...just not at the expense of their education!
- A Thinking Skills programme which incorporates the use of ‘Challenge Boxes’. The Challenge Boxes are resources and activities which can be used to enhance reasoning ability, encourage intellectual curiosity and promote concentration, persistence and determination in children of all academic abilities, including the Gifted and Talented.
- A varied programme of clubs and activities including Drama and Music. Specialist peripatetic teachers are available to lead pupils through the LAMDA and Associated Board examinations as required. Other extra-curricular opportunities may include Art & Craft, Ballet, Choir, Current Affairs, Gym and Horseriding.
- The busy Extended Day facilities allow parents flexibility with drop off and pick up times and include supervised prep time or play with breakfast in the morning and a snack after school.
- Applications are not restricted to September entry. Places may be offered to new entrants at any point during the academic year, subject to the availability of a place and following an assessment to ensure that the School is able to meet the needs of the child.
- Assessments in Mathematics and English take place during the child’s two-day visit. Acceptance will be determined by the applicant’s level of attainment in relation to that of his / her peer group and his / her relative social and physical development.
- The majority of our pupils will transfer to either The Royal Girls’ Senior School or The Royal Boys’ Senior School. Parents will be advised well in advance if it seems likely that their child’s educational needs at senior level cannot be met by The Royal. All children wishing to transfer to The Royal Senior Schools sit entrance papers alongside external candidates.