Tuition remains largely single-classroom based, with two forms of up to 20 children in Years 3 and 4 with one main teacher. There is a growing specialist input too – with weekly forays to French, computing, games, swimming and geography. Ability sets in mathematics, English and French ensure children progress at their best possible speed.
We begin lessons in study skills and some more formal bi-annual exams against the day when they will have to do entrance tests to their senior schools, but the children are still under a relatively light regime of homework. This starts to change as they head for the Upper School.