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Academic Lower School Classroom pupils raising hands

Lower School (Years 6-8)

Free from the constraints of teaching for Common Entrance or National Curriculum assessment, we are able to offer an exceptional and distinctive curriculum in the Lower School, following the acclaimed International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP).

Benefiting greatly from the resources and teaching expertise of the wider School, pupils are taught in small teaching groups, allowing scope for plenty of one-to-one attention and pupil-teacher interaction. Our innovative approach encourages links between different subjects, showing our pupils how to see beyond the narrow requirements of a particular exam and transfer their learning skills to new situations.

Overarching this is the IB Learner Profile, which helps students to develop as people, and to become responsible and reflective global citizens with an international outlook. Throughout the year Lower School pupils take part in regular IB MYP Community Days, which see them take a day off-timetable to focus on ways that they can help their local community and the wider environment.

Our aim is to nurture great learning in all of our Lower School pupils, and to equip them with long-lasting knowledge and skills that will serve them well as they move into the Middle School and beyond.
Carly Latham, Acting Head of Lower School

At a glance


classrooms, studios and laboratories


members of teaching staff

Small class sizes

ensuring individual attention