|Grenville College Junior School (Stella Maris)|
|Moreton House, Abbotsham Road, EX39 3QN, UK Bideford|
+44 (0)1237 472208
At Grenville College Junior School, we see every pupil as a “special need” with a wide variety of talents, skills and interests. Our role as educators is to seek out the very best from every child in our care and to encourage them to develop and flourish in all areas of school life.
Our community is warm and welcoming. We aim to provide a richness and diversity of opportunities over and above National Curriculum requirements, enabling our children to grow in a truly eclectic and stimulating environment.
Our aim is to exceed and broaden the requirements of the National Curriculum, in a school which blends traditional standards of independent education with the best of modern educational theory and practice.
As well as Literacy, Numeracy and Science, we teach Environmental Science, utilizing the local area of outstanding natural resources.
History and Geography are taught as discrete subjects every week.
Our children also have the opportunity to use the Senior School’s Art, Design and Technology workshops, which are located on the Moreton site.
Our ICT resources are ever-expanding; the subject is taught separately and is also integrated into other curriculum areas.
Our pupils learn French from an early age, as well as some Spanish and German.
Every child participates in some physical activity every day; we make extensive use of the playing fields and sports facilities within the school grounds. Virtually every popular sport is catered for, including football, rugby, netball, cricket, rounders, swimming, gymnastics, athletics, cross country, volleyball and basketball. We compete weekly in many sports against other schools, both state and independent, throughout the year.
A specialist music teacher teaches throughout the school and children are encouraged to take up an instrument. Private lessons are available for piano, guitar, violin, flute, clarinet, saxophone and brass. Many children also take classes in speech and drama, singing or ballet.
There are various clubs and activities for our Junior School children to enjoy between 4pm and 5pm every day. Alternatively they can complete their prep in a quiet, supervised environment.
Netball, Cross Country Running, ICT
Rugby, Art, Scrabble
Pottery, Football, Judo
Tennis, Street Dance
Lego, Book Club, Music, Toy Club, Gymnastics
There are three boarding houses at Grenville, each well-equipped to meet social and domestic needs, each with its own “extended family” atmosphere based on well-ordered daily routines and good relationships.
Younger pupils share working and sleeping areas, enabling them to make friends and feel at home quickly and easily; as they move up the School, they progress to single studies.
At weekends, a wide variety of activities are arranged, including sports fixtures, clubs, shopping trips, visits to local tourist attractions, tenpin bowling, swimming and horse-riding.
On Sunday mornings, the School Chaplain leads a Chapel Service.
Among Grenville’s boarders, we are always happy to welcome pupils from overseas, who bring valuable new ideas and perspectives to the school. We recognise that coming to grips not just with a new school but also a new country and culture can be a daunting challenge. The school seeks to ease the process through its pastoral care and student tutorial system.
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