We delight in the fact that the setting of our Junior School on Chaucer Road is so beautiful and creates a range of opportunities and learning environments from the dynamic and colourful to the tranquil and safe; in every sense we offer a flexible space for learning.
Our youngest girls spend much of their time in the Coach House, our dedicated Early Years home, which provides teaching and learning spaces crafted with young learners in mind. The girls in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 play together during break times in their own soft playground. Class sizes are small, around 20 children per class, enabling our committed and caring Early Years teachers to tailor their teaching to suit the needs of each of the girls. The little ones love heading over to Acton House, the main Junior School building, to join their older peers for assemblies and lunch, and to use the library and facilities for dance and gym.
Acton House, a beautifully refurbished Victorian home, comprises classrooms for Year 3 to Year 6, as well as facilities used by the entire Junior School, including the assembly hall and library on the first floor and the dining room, which doubles up as gymnasium, on the ground floor.
The girls tend a sensory garden in the surrounding grounds with dedicated areas in which each year group investigates natural phenomena and conducts experiments. The outdoor theatre provides a natural backdrop and artistic inspiration for Drama lessons and theatrical performances. The multi-purpose court provides a hard surface for imaginative outdoor play as well as the appropriate surface for netball and tennis lessons.