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Nursery Curriculum

Learning through play 

We believe it’s important that the girls can loose themselves in what they’re doing and complete activities without being restricted by curriculum. We create learning experiences inspired by a girl’s interests from a young age, listening to the child and working with our parents to find out what interests them.

Girls learning through child-led activities 

Problem-solving, creativity and role-play are a huge part of a typical day. Skill development is learned through play; literacy and numeracy are developed and explored creatively through ‘real’ and imaginary experiences in our ‘castle’, the ‘home corner’, and ‘doctor’s surgery’. 

Outdoor Learning 

Nursery outdoor learning is an important part of our curriculum and a natural extension to indoor learning. Girls thrive on fresh air and are stimulated by their natural surroundings, so we encourage plenty of time outdoors for imaginative role-play, adventure play and environmental learning. They enjoy a practical and hands-on approach to discovery – playing in trees, planting vegetables and learning by exploring the world around them. 


“ From Nursery to Sixth Form, the quality of the girls’ achievements in academic and extra curricular activities is excellent. The girls’ personal development is excellent and a real strength of the school. The planning of the curriculum is excellent and suitable for all ages and abilities. In the Nursery, an excellent educational programme fully suits the girls’ various needs. ”
Independent School Inspectorate report, October 2014
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