Schools can prepare us for jobs that have not yet been created, for technologies that have not yet been invented, to solve problems that have not yet been anticipated.

Even more pertinent, surely, has become the shared educational responsibility to seize opportunities and find solutions to complex real-life challenges. To navigate the uncertainties of tomorrow’s world, students will need to develop a curious mind, a vivid imagination, growing resilience and self-regulation. They will need to respect and appreciate the ideas, perspectives and values of others; they will need to cope with failure and rejection, in order to move forward in the face of adversity and learn from such experience. Their motivation will be more than simply securing a good job and a comfortable income; society requires them to care about the well-being of their friends and families, their communities and the planet.

Educating our children for the future means we hold a responsibility to ensure that they have achieved more than just the acquisition of knowledge; it involves the mobilisation of their understanding, the application of acquired skills, attitudes and values to meet life’s complex demands.

Such rigour in educational experience comes from cultivating a learning environment that normalises the discomfort of a challenge; where frustration in the face of the unknown is relished with courage and an open mind; where success is a by-product, not an isolated end goal. We aim high with our curriculum outcomes, exceeding national expectations for each year group and engendering a can-do spirit of high engagement and ownership of our personal learning journeys.

And in turn, our students enjoy the recognition of their achievements through a confident and smooth transition into our Senior School, with many of them awarded Scholarships in Academic attainment, Sport, Music and the Arts. This reflects the high quality of learning and teaching in our Junior School, reinforced by the specialisms promoted from the day you join us, sparking an early interest, growing talent and numerous leadership opportunities. It influences destinations chosen well beyond school life, as well as lifelong connections and enriching our personal development.

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