We pride ourselves on providing a broad and balanced curriculum which will prepare the children for their future educational journey, whether this be in the Independent or State sector. At 7 years of age, our children are veryconfident, articulate and self-assured. We achieve these results through a carefully planned, child centred curriculum which engages children so they can realise their full potential and flourish at their future school.
The children who apply to Independent schools are generally offered several places. Offers to independent schools in 2016 included Alleyns, Dulwich College, Dulwich Prep London, Oakfield, Rosemead, St Dunstan’s College and Sydenham High. The choice of school applications varies each year depending on many factors, such as family location, parental preference for single sex or co-ed education, siblings and the number of places available.
We have strong links with our surrounding Independent Schools to ensure that the transition to their new school is a smooth process. In the Spring Term of Year 1, we hold an information evening for our Year 1 parents to explain the different entrance procedures as well as providing a summary of key dates for the application process. We meet with each family in the Summer term of Year 1 to discuss which schools we feel would be most suitable for their child and what further support or guidance we canprovide. We meet again with each family atthe start of Year 2 to finalise their applications.
Some of our families choose to invest in their child’searly years’ education to nurture their child into a confident, independentlearner in a smaller environment such as The Villa, with the knowledge thattheir child will move into the State Sector at the end of Year 2. We agree that a child’s Early Years educationis vital and lays the foundations for their future success. We guide parents through the process ofapplying to local state schools for Year 3 as this is very dependent on wherethe family lives and the availability of spaces.
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