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Early Years

Early Years



Your child's individual learning journey begins here...


Every child is an individual following their own developmental path, under the careful guidance of our experienced, highly qualified staff.


We are proud of the wide variety of learning opportunities our Early Years department enables.  Each classroom has an adjacent all-weather outdoor space which provides an enriching environment for your child to explore. Your child will have opportunities to venture into 30 acres of school grounds, including the fenced lake in the conservation area.


We enable plentiful opportunities for your child to develop self-confidence and self-esteem as well as independence. We facilitate close links with home, encouraging you to tell us about your child's interests and achievements outside School, so that we can follow their interests and share in their success.


The Inspection carried out by ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) in June 2015 declared that, once again, our Early Years department was 'Outstanding' in all four areas - 'Outstanding' in meeting the needs of the range of children who attend; 'Outstanding' in the contribution of the provision to children's well-being; 'Outstanding' in the leadership and management of Early Years and 'Outstanding' in the overall quality and standards of the Early Years provision.


The Inspector was so impressed, that he took the unusual step of not making any recommendations for improvement for Early Years.