Lyndhurst is a busy community and we feel it is important to establish good habits in work and play so that pupils can move on confidently to the Senior School at 11.
Pupils are based in forms that are both academic and pastoral groups - with a form teacher who is immediately responsible for both of these aspects of his/her pupils.
Pupils are allocated to a House for competitions in music, art, drama, creative writing, general knowledge and various sports.
In Year 3, forms are taught mostly by their form teacher but there is an increasing degree of specialist teaching as they move through the years. Initially the forms are balanced, as far as is possible, in both gender and ability, with teachers taking care to ensure that individual children can progress at a faster or slower pace, according to need. From Year 5 onwards pupils are taught by ability in maths and English.
An emphasis is placed on the core subjects of English, maths and science but the curriculum is dedicated to breadth, and history, geography, art, music, ICT, religious studies, language work and French also play a prominent part, together with swimming, PE and games.
In addition to the subjects above there is a wide range of sporting and cultural activities, field trips and educational visits to support the curriculum.
Lyndhurst is a small and caring community. We believe in being positive and encouraging.
Pupils may turn to any adult with whom they feel comfortable when they have a problem but generally the form teacher is the first person in the line of care. He or she will teach a pupil for a large proportion of the day, especially in the early years, and will be there for registration and at the end of the day.
Form teachers may contact parents if they have any worries about a child and will be equally happy to receive information from parents about any worries or information that may help explain changes in behaviour at home or at school.
If a child feels unwell during the day or needs any particular medical care they will be taken to the Lyndhurst matron. Matron deals with all matters relating to a pupil’s health and medical requirements and can call upon the school’s medical centre or the Pocklington Health Centre for assistance. She will take such action as is necessary and will contact parents if the situation requires it.
Matron also helps in the classroom, so she gets to know the children well. They will often turn to her for comfort.