Our strength lies in the belief that every child is a unique individual and the school aims to put the children at the heart of everything we do; releasing their potential within a safe, supportive and challenging environment.

The Elms journey begins in the Nursery, which is recently rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas, where learning through play and exploration builds confidence and curiosity about the world around them. Transition to Pre-School is an exciting time during which specialist subject teaching starts and staff ensure that every child has the skills and confidence to start their Elms journey in Reception. As children progress through the school, the focus on exceptional pastoral care and inspirational teaching, along with a vast array of enrichment opportunities, ensure that our children leave us with the independence and resilience to embark successfully upon their senior school education. Firm foundations and a love of learning are built along the way to ensure future success in all that they do.

Our children are happy and feel valued, ensuring that high academic standards are achieved. We have a large and dedicated team of talented teachers and teaching assistants, who are supported by many subject specialists. The vibrant learning environment and excellent resources mean that children are provided with a first-rate education in which they can discover and develop their individual talents to flourish and succeed in a rapidly changing world.

We are committed to building on our achievements as a leading independent co-education nursery, infant and junior school in the region, offering the very best modern education with traditional values.

I would be delighted to welcome you to The Elms so that you can see our outstanding staff and children in action for yourself.

Mrs F Potter
Head of The Elms

Mrs Faith Potter, Head of The Elms

“Our children are happy and feel valued, ensuring that high academic standards are achieved.”