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.
We have a flourishing choir; our children participate in performances of all kinds – plays, musicals and concerts, musical soirees, outdoor Shakespeare productions - throughout the year.
Our Learning Support staff cater for pupils with a wide range of Special Needs, including dyslexic and gifted children.
Our pupils have Religious Studies and PSHME lessons every week, where they are taught good manners, citizenship and the importance of being a caring friend. All the children attend School Assemblies.
A House System and Merit marks provide incentives for pupils to achieve their personal best consistently. The children are encouraged to dress smartly, to look clean and tidy and to wear their school uniform and games kit with pride.
School meals are cooked on the premises using local produce wherever possible. Salads and fresh fruit are available and there is always a vegetarian option.
Words alone cannot give you the full flavour of life here at Grenville College Junior School. Do please visit us and soak up the unique atmosphere. Better still, why not arrange a free taster week for your child?