“Outstanding learning for all”
There are three Reception classes, three classes of Year 1 (Y1) infants and three classes of Year 2 (Y2) infants. On admittance every care is taken to ensure that all classes have as equal a balance as possible with respect to gender and age. Children may be regrouped at the end of an academic year. The children then stay in these classes for Y2 and also Y3 in the Junior School.
In each class children are taught in a variety of ways. They are taught individually, in groups and as a whole class based on the subject matter involved and the needs of the children. All children are encouraged to take some responsibility for planning their work with the guidance of the class teacher. If for any reason the class teacher is unable to attend school due to illness or further professional training, every effort is taken to maintain continuity of supply cover.
The three schools have worked together to develop a Campus style of collaboration, where we can all benefit from each other’s experience and expertise. For the children, this means that there are many opportunities for pupils in the schools to work together.
Children from Claremont are partnered with classes in the Junior and Infant schools and regularly attend lessons in the mainstream classroom. Junior children help to run lunchtime clubs for the Infants and participate in joint ventures such as the Drake Music Project with Claremont. Staff of the three schools meet regularly to ensure that there is full communication and sharing of knowledge between the three schools.
We feel that the result is an enriched educational environment which benefits us all.
After school provision is available for children in both the Infant and Junior schools. Please click on the School’s Out Logo for further information.