Middle School (Years 5&6)
On entering Year 5, pupils take an important step in the process of becoming independent. With the form teacher playing a vital role in day to day pastoral care and personal development, the boys are taught exclusively by specialist teachers from hereon. The boys are taught in more specialist classrooms, including science facilities appropriate for a wide range of practical experiments.
The boys, therefore, encounter a greater number of specialist teachers who provide a stimulating environment, within which the boys experience increased awareness of how they learn. The boys are motivated to meet challenges, secure in the knowledge that they will be both supported and encouraged to keep moving forward.
The academic curriculum encompasses English, Mathematics (adopting a Singapore Maths style approach to teaching and learning), Science, Modern Foreign Languages (French and Spanish), History, Geography, Religious Studies, Computing, Design Technology, PSHE and Study Skills supported by a commitment to high quality Sport, Music, Drama and Art.
The boys are grouped into two classes, however they are academically set into three groups for Mathematics and English.
In Year 6, Latin is introduced to the curriculum. At this point the boys learn three languages within the curriculum, French, Spanish and Latin, ensuring that they benefit from a broad language learning experience.