When students enter our Junior School, they are further challenged and inspired in their learning, building on their Early Years experiences to have an even wider variety of opportunities available to them. Emphasis on academic excellence is coupled with an ongoing focus on depth and breadth of study, provided through a wide range of creative and cross-curricular experiences each school day.
All learning opportunities, whether in the academics, arts or sport, are valued and essential to our belief in holistic learning. We aim to ensure that our Junior School students feel inspired each day in their learning, asking questions and wanting to find out more. Opportunities to apply their learning across different contexts are essential in enabling the deep learning experience we believe so important, setting our students up for success at both this stage of their education and beyond.
Enter a Junior School classroom and you will see rigorous, imaginative, creative teaching, and focused, independent, dynamic learning. The curriculum is based on the National Curriculum for England, enhanced to ensure relevant and interesting learning opportunities for our international students.
Our Maths Mastery approach supports students to develop their reasoning and problem-solving skills, and our Talk for Writing approach enables all students to excel in their language development. This, coupled with a multitude of ways to apply their learning, really does result in success for all.
As they develop greater independence and responsibility, our Junior School students also experience more specialist teaching. This introduces the upper levels of subject expertise at an important early stage, encouraging genuine high quality of learning. Students are required to take greater initiative, moving around the School with increasing independence, as well as following more complex timetables.
The Wellington curriculum is rigorous and stretching, designed to meet the needs of each individual and giving both breadth of educational experience and academic depth, preparing all our students for the next stage of their education and their lives.
These opportunities are further enhanced by our varied co-curricular Enrichment programme, set within the school day to provide every student with a focused, unique, and individualised opportunity to further explore and discover who they are.