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The Lower School

There are two classes of up to 18 children in each year of the Lower School.  The majority of children enter Reception from the school's kindergarten.  Assessments are held annually for external candidates looking to join Reception in September.

The children from Reception age not only cover the National Curriculum subject areas, but work to a level beyond its statutory requirements. Whilst being the first year in Lower School, Reception is also part of ‘Early Years’. Monitoring takes place throughout the Lower School, including Baseline Assessment and Standardised Age-Related tests prior to the transfer into the Prep.

Subjects are taught by fully qualified class teachers who are also responsible for overall pastoral care. Subjects such as Drama, French, Computing, Music and P.E./Games are included in the curriculum and taught by specialist teachers.

The development of reading is considered a most important discipline. We believe that children who enjoy reading are equipped for lifelong learning. St. Christopher’s aims to foster this belief in every child.

From Reception to Year 2, the children progress both academically and socially in a warm and friendly environment. They become confident in their own abilities and develop into individuals in their own right.