Upper School

 
We use the National Curriculum as the basis of our teaching but extend the girls and broaden their education in so many ways.  Whilst having a Form teacher, who will provide pastoral support and teach the girls at least one subject, the girls are introduced to specialist teaching and the knowledge and passion of real enthusiasts in each subject.    They will also rise to the challenges of following a timetable, organising themselves to have the right books and resources at the right time and being where they should be – all excellent preparation for senior schools.

French continues to be taught throughout the school and Mandarin is added from Year 4.  We challenge the girls to think laterally and creatively and to use the knowledge they are gaining in new and different ways.  Our state-of-the-art ICT suite, interactive whiteboards in every room and iPads accessing our VLE, Firefly, allow the girls access to the enormous range of resources available in school and on the internet and for teaching materials to be presented in innovative and attractive ways.

Our aim is to equip girls for a changing world. We want them to think confidently and creatively, to take calculated risks and not to be afraid of making mistakes on the way to success. We are preparing them for a world that requires courage, resilience and flexibility.

“Pupils demonstrate outstanding skills, knowledge and understanding across the range of subjects.”

ISI Educational Quality Inspection - June 2019

Year 6 Residential Trip to PGL Bawdsey Manor

Last week saw the return of our Upper School residential trips! Our Year 6 girls had a brilliant week at PGL Bawdsey Manor in Suffolk. They did many exciting activities including orienteering, climbing, archery and assault courses. In the evenings there were...

Buddy Easter Egg Hunt!

Our girls braved the cold weather this morning for their annual Buddy Easter Egg Hunt at Terrace Gardens. It was great to see so many chocolate smiles! 🐣🍫

Year 3 Spring Concert – The Lorax

Year 3 brought one of Dr Seuss’ most powerful stories to life for their Spring Concert this year, ‘The Lorax’. The story detailed a cautionary tale about our duty to protect our precious planet. The girls mastered the whimsical Seussical rhymes and sang their hearts...

Lights, Music, Action…ABBA!

Our Year 4 girls delivered an amazing performance on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings as they sang five of ABBA’s most popular hits from the seventies.  The stage was awash with colour, bling and smiles as the girls swayed and twirled their way through the songs.  Their...

Chinese New Year

This week our girls filled the corridors with their brightly coloured outfits as we celebrated Chinese New Year.  They had a fun filled day making paper lanterns, dragon puppets and calligraphy writing.  They were even treated to a delicious Chinese feast at...

Year 3 trip to the Science Museum

This week our Year 3 girls visited the London Science Museum. They explored Space, The Science City, Information Age and Mathematics exhibitions before engaging in the interactive Wonderlab! The girls thoroughly loved the hands on FUN science activities, which engaged...

Old Vicarage School Carol Service

Our Carol Service really is one of the best evenings of the year, showcasing our talented girls in Years 3 to 6, with every girl in their final year having the opportunity to sing a solo or give one of the readings. St John the Divine is a lovely spacious church, and...

Lower School Nativities

The culmination of the Autumn Term was four great Christmas stories told by our pre-school and Lower School in their own unique ways.  Considering there were many Covid absences in the lead up to these performances, the girls really pulled together and did incredibly...

Year 2 trip to The Poppy Factory

Following Remembrance Sunday, on Monday our Year 2 girls visited The Poppy Factory. They learnt all about how they manufacture the iconic poppy pins and wreaths used during Remembrance and the special meaning behind them. They even had a chance to make their own! They...

Reception trip to Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

On Monday, our Reception girls visited Battersea Park Children's Zoo. The children learnt all about the different animals living there by our wonderful Zookeeper Sue. They saw monkeys, owls, pigs and even two emus called Ant and Dec! They also had time to play in the...