Educating the whole child

Our mission is to develop young people with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. We stress the total development of each child: spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional and physical.

Head of Upper School welcome

The Upper School is made up of three year groups - Years 6, 7 and 8. Children are encouraged to establish, strengthen and value friendships and to support and encourage each other in their endeavours.

A well-established House system introduces the fun of lively competition and develops a bond among pupils across the age range. Participation and achievements are recognised and celebrated.

Effort, progress and attainment in all areas of school life are rewarded through a commendation system and the children are able to work their way through a series of badges culminating in a senior pin in Year 8.

The academic programme in the Upper School is both challenging and stimulating. The children are prepared for pre-testing to a wide range of senior schools and a large number of the Year 6 and 8 pupils are entered for a variety of scholarships.

There is a vast range of clubs and after school activities on offer, all of which enable the children to develop their interests outside the classroom.

The Upper School operates a tutor system, with tutors meeting with their tutor group on a daily basis. The tutors play an important role in each child’s academic and social development.

The children represent the school at a number of sports and both girls and boys play against other prep schools on the local circuit as well as being entered for county, regional and national events.

We ask that each boy and girl rises to the challenges and opportunities on offer and we believe that our oldest children should be well mannered, confident leaders, and good role models to the younger children. We look forward to making their time in the senior section of the school a successful, rewarding and enjoyable experience for all.

James Harvey
Head of Upper School