active, engaged learners
At The Elms learning takes many forms, both inside and outside the classroom.
Children develop strong English and maths key skills, and become engaged, active learners throughout their seamless educational journey across the subject areas.
Elms pupils benefit greatly from the expertise of a strong team of specialist subject teachers. Unlike many junior schools, these teachers are experts in their fields and are passionate about teaching primary age children. Elms children are taught on-site by specialists in the fields of Art, Computing, Design Technology, Drama & Dance, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Science and Sport.
Bespoke teaching areas
State-of-the-art facilities elevate the first-class education we provide. Modern, fully-equipped spaces, such as a Food & Nutrition Suite and swimming pool, are located within our 45-acre campus and allow all pupils to benefit from wide ranging hands-on opportunities – both within the academic curriculum and through enrichment activities and clubs.
For our pupils we try to ensure a healthy balance across many areas of school life, and particularly through our curriculum. The increasing breadth of specialist subjects develops curiosity and a passion for new challenges. Pursuits that enhance a child’s learning and development are balanced with the time they spend learning in a classroom environment.
BEYOND THE CURRICULUM
Teaching at The Elms goes beyond the limits of the national curriculum. Our teachers have the freedom to enhance their lessons with added creativity and adapt topics to make them more relevant or suitable to the needs of their pupils. Workshops and guest speakers are also frequently incorporated to bring learning to life.
Trips bring learning to life by transporting education to new locations. Day trips can add fun and excitement to a classroom topic, whilst residential trips are valuable opportunities for Junior School pupils in the year groups 3-6 to gain independence and challenge themselves.
At the Reception stage, what we want most is a good and balanced development of our daughter’s mind and body, and The Elms has given us the best answer.