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Lower School

Set in its own secure grounds adjacent to the Upper School, the Lower School benefits from all the facilities offered at senior level. The pupils have plenty of outdoor space to call their own; to develop their creative play and tree climbing skills.

Pupils are accepted throughout the year, after a 3-day guest period which allows them to experience school life.

Objective

The main objective is to build confidence and self-belief, as without these qualities children find learning a task rather than a pleasure.

We aim to find each child’s individual strengths, not expect them all to follow the same path. There is an emphasis on learning at the speed of the child to ensure understanding often through exploration and play, and the sense of hands-on learning is apparent throughout. We have an excellent learning support team, including Speech and Language Therapy, if extra help is needed.

Timetable

As well as the core subjects of English, Maths and Science, a typical week might see the students spending time on the school farm; watering plants in their own gardens, building fires and using basic tools in the forest school, learning about science, nature and habitats, perhaps even doing a spot of cooking on the camp fire!

Lessons in Spanish, Art, Music, DT, PE and computing are delivered in the Upper School by specialist staff.

“My younger twins are in the Lower School and benefitting hugely… (they) have discovered talents in farming, forestry and gardening! We love it, thank you Bredon!” Parent

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