Education should not be a drudge. It should be an exciting experience. Our ethos is based firmly on the over-riding aim to provide a stimulating environment in which children can develop a love of learning, and see it as a pleasure rather than a chore to be endured. We are constantly investigating different ways of providing this.
The structure of the school, and our small classes, allow us to provide the care and attention that each child needs to develop individual areas of talent, and to enjoy the confidence that success breeds. To that end we offer a broad-based curriculum and a variety of after-school activities.
We seek to provide a happy environment. The able child will not be happy unless challenged, and the less able child will not be happy unless well supported and encouraged. It is a natural blend of a caring, family atmosphere and a sense of purpose.
We are the junior department of Battle Abbey School. The vast majority of our pupils gain automatic entry to the senior school, which shares our fundamental philosophy of education and justifiably boasts excellent examination results. We are proud of our school and consider that every day should be an Open Day – an opportunity for prospective parents and pupils to visit us, and see for themselves how a normal day runs. We extend a warm welcome to you.
Extra Curricular Activities
Academic results are not the only measure of a good education. We believe in a rounded education and offer many opportunities outside of the classroom for growth, fun and development. Every evening after school there are activities which include sport practice, the Choir, the Concert Band, BasJazz, singing and instrumental lessons, the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme, ATC, horse riding, dance, gymnastics, play rehearsals, swimming, speech and drama. These activities are available for day pupils and boarders alike but extra activities are laid on for the boarders - cookery club, shopping excursions, cinema trips, bowling, walks and much else.