Lower Senior School  (Years 7-9)

With a dedicated Lower Senior School team of Housemaster, Housemistress and a team of specialist teachers and form tutors, we make sure all pupils are happy and fulfilled. The academic subjects and co-curricular activities available ensure the broadest possible education for our younger pupils.  All pupils belong to a House and there are numerous events for them to get involved in different events and competitions throughout the year.

Inspiring learning

Our curriculum is designed to prepare children for the challenges of the 21st century. The core curriculum consists of English, Maths, Arabic, PSHME, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. All Muslim pupils study Islamic Studies as part of their curriculum in either Arabic or English.

Pupils also attend classes in History, Geography, Computing, Design & Technology, Art, Drama, Music, PE and choose to study two foreign languages from French, Spanish, Mandarin and German. In Years 7 and 8, pupils follow the ISEB Common Entrance curriculum culminating in the 13+ examination. They also study Philosophy for Children and follow the Accelerated Reader programme.

Specialist teaching

Our Lower Senior School pupils are taught by subject specialists. These outstanding teachers use their in-depth knowledge to help our pupils develop a love of learning.

 

Upper Senior School  (Years 10-11)

Our Upper Senior School curriculum has been developed to encourage inquisitive minds, inspire confidence, and provide challenging activities both in and outside the classroom.  In Years 10 and 11 pupils usually study a ten GCSE programme consisting of English Language, English Literature, Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics plus four ‘option’ subjects from the Year 7-9 curriculum with the addition of Photography and Business Studies. Our specialist Careers Advisor facilitates a bespoke week of Work Experience for Year 10 pupils every year as well as guiding all Upper School pupils through work-based skills such as writing a curriculum vitae. 

All GCSEs are awarded in line with the new 9-1 grading.

"I believe we have a shared responsibility and duty to send our young people out into the world with the best possible qualifications they can achieve and a lifelong love of learning – that’s what we aim to do in the Senior School."

- EMMA PARSONS (HEAD OF SENIOR SCHOOL)