|Priory Road, RH18 5JD, UK Forest Row|
+44 (0)1342 822189
Priory Road, Forest Row
Sussex, RH18 5JD
Phone: UK+(0)1342 828262
Fax: UK+(0)1342 825289
Welcome to Greenfields School. In a pastoral setting on the edge of the Ashdown Forest within our own eleven acres of woodland, Greenfields provides a complete and unique education preparing each student for life in society.
Founded in 1981, the aim of Greenfields is to provide an environment where educational results can be achieved by children of all abilities, and from all cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Here they can develop high standards of integrity with confidence in themselves and respect for others.
We provide a friendly, caring and safe environment and small classes where students can grow in confidence and become able individuals. A key factor in our success is our method of study, which ensures that children really understand and can therefore use the information studied. How we accomplish this is explained later in this publication.
With small classes and attention to each individual child's needs, we excel in setting students on their chosen paths. While in school and after we expect them to take an active part in life, endeavour to change conditions for the better and set a good example.
I look forward to showing you our school and discussing your child's educational requirements.
Plenty of outings and things to do mean all age groups have a fun time over three weeks.
Numerous activities include swimming, outings to the beach, to castles, archery, abseiling, climbing, caving and building camps in the forest. Many students join us from abroad for the English as a Foreign Language Programme. It is a great opportunity to learn English and have fun while spending some time in the warm, sunny south of England.
Every young child wants to learn. In our Pre-school we encourage children's inquisitiveness about their world.
A child's enthusiasm for learning need not diminish as they grow older. "Will he or she still be a bright student at 16?" was one of the questions we asked in our first prospectus in 1981. Now we can answer that question - most definitely YES.
The Lower School comprises Parents & Toddlers from age 18 months, Preschool, Infant and Junior classes to age 11 years. It encompasses a well-defined curriculum with specific skills and knowledge gained at each level.
From Parents & Toddlers through Infants classes, Montessori materials are utilised. Furniture, equipment, games, classroom materials, and teaching methods are all designed to familiarise the child with his environment and teach how things work in the child's life. Children learn to complete actions including putting things away and clearing up. Progress is closely monitored and new tasks introduced as earlier skills are mastered.
Parents & Toddlers and Preschool
Ages 11/2 - 41/2
Children become aware of their environment, see how things work, learn to take part in activities and interact with other children.
Ages 7 - 11
When children graduate to the Juniors at seven years, they are taking on a broader curriculum, much of it taught within projects as these provide the most interesting route to exploring such subjects as History, Geography and Science. Important in a child's development is the ability to work in a group or with a partner, as well as on their own.
Also in these Junior years students learn the fundamentals of Study Technology. Around age 7, they do a simple dictionary course so they know how to look up words and terms. Additional courses at age 9 and 10 increase their understanding and proficiency with Study Tech. At age 11 they do the Grammar and Communication Course to attain a valuable working knowledge of how to comfortably and effectively read, speak and write what they want to communicate. The excellent communication skills, friendliness and responsibility levels of our juniors are regularly commented on by inspectors, visitors and parents. This is based in no small part on their knowledge and confidence.
Upper School comprises Lower Seniors, Upper Seniors and Sixth Form.
English, Mathematics, Science and ICT (Information Communications Technology) are the core subjects and are therefore allocated significantly more time in the academic week until they move into Upper Seniors, where they study their chosen GCSE subjects.
Equipped for the future
The Sixth Form is the last stepping stone to the outside world. For this reason these vital two years are often the most rewarding and challenging of a student’s time at school: Rewarding because students are channelling their efforts into the areas of their particular interest, and challenging, because they wish to achieve the best possible examination grades. Greenfields Sixth Form College is set away from the main school in its own building. Students are taught in tutorials and small groups. There is a high level of pastoral involvement in the group and discussions on a vast array of topics. The curriculum is very flexible, allowing A-level students to add an extra GCSE if they wish.
In this friendly group there is still a strong emphasis on a stable work pattern and code of conduct, more than ever needed in today’s society. A flexible balance of freedom and self-motivated hard work has proved a successful formula.
When it is time for our students to leave us they are confident of their ability to make an impact for the better in whatever area of life they have chosen.
Greenfields graduates consistently excel in whatever their chosen field or profession. The successful study disciplines and methods they have learnt and used at school are taken with them into further education, their professions and adulthood. Many of our former students keep in touch with us telling us of their achievements. We continually receive favourable reports of them from employers and university professors.
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