Lower School Life

During their time with us at St Mary's Lower School, children make enormous strides in their education.

Early Years

Pupils join us at St Mary’s at the age of four, having perhaps transferred from the Kindergarten. Before beginning in the Preparatory Class, they are invited to come along for a series of induction sessions in the classroom and with the class teachers, which really helps to familiarise them with their new surroundings and builds their confidence for the first day at school. Parents too enjoy this opportunity to meet other parents and discuss the learning journey that their child is about to embark on.

 

Infants

In Years 1 and 2 (ages 5 to 7), our pupils really begin to find their feet. Growing in confidence, the world begins to open up to them and they start to understand their place in it. Visits to the school’s library and outdoor classroom, as well as further afield to museums, the theatre and other local places of interest, show them that learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom.

 

Juniors

Our Juniors, in Years 3 to 6 (ages 7 to 11) are developing their own personalities, talents and interests. Plenty of practical activities and trips feed pupils' enthusiasm for learning, while classroom-based lessons are varied and lively. On the netball court, the games field or the running track, they find a spirit of competition and also learn the value of fairness and the importance of supporting and encouraging others.

 

SCHOOL DAY
8am
School opens for Breakfast Club
8.30am
Girls may enter their classrooms
8.40am
School day begins (parents leave school)
8.45am 
Registration 
8.50am 
Assembly 
9.15-10.15am 
Lessons 
10.15-10.35am 
Break (snack and drink provided) 
10.35am-12.10pm 
Lessons 
11.45/12.15-1.15pm 
Lunch (hot and cold options provided) and outdoor play 
1.20-3.00pm 
Lessons for infants
1.20-3.25pm
Lessons for juniors
3.25-4.30pm 
Selection of optional after-school clubs (some at an additional cost) 
3.25-6pm 
After school care provision (at an additional cost) for Junior girls
3.30-6.30pm
After school care provision (at an additional cost) for Infant girls

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Meet our Registrar!

Mrs Justine Tierney
01206 594180