We don’t do SATs – why this is now more important than ever

SATs and their value to primary education is a point of ongoing debate for teachers and parents alike. Mrs Barclay,…

Learning Music Boosts Wellbeing and Classroom Performance

At The Elms, achieving balance is an important aspect of the learning journey. Supporting pupils in their creative pursuits and…

Primary school children learning how to maintain a wild garden using hand tools at The Elms Nursery and Junior School
A Leadership Programme with a Difference

Every child has what it takes to become a leader. Head of The Elms Mrs Potter explains how the school’s…

Primary school boy wearing a judo suit and performing a high leg kick
Pupils Get Active With After School Clubs

Our after school clubs programme covers a wider range of choices for both infant and junior school children. Pupils have…

Pre-school child with counting activity inside a classroom
20 Summer Holiday Activities – Keep Learning Going

Maintaining a routine during the summer holidays is a challenge for any parent, but daily activities at home can be…

Two primary school children sat on the floor together playing with counters
How to Prepare for Reception

The journey from Pre-School to Reception is an exciting time for children and their parents alike. There are many ways…

Two young children holding spades
The Elms Goes Wild With New Biodiversity Project

As work restarts on the biodiverse garden set within the school’s 45-acre grounds, The Elms embarks on an ambitious new…

The Benefits of Learning a Second Language as a Child

Learning to communicate with others is one of the first and most important lessons we learn in life. The Elms’…

How to Ensure a Good Night’s Sleep for Your Child

At Trent College and The Elms, we are proud to prioritise wellbeing alongside academic achievement through the provision of exceptional…