WHY UPPER SCHOOL?
ears 7 and 8 are crucial and formative years, which officially mark the start of secondary education. At Junior King’s, pupils remain with us in Years 7 and 8 and we bridge the gap between the primary years and the more challenging secondary years. We offer pupils a distinct ‘Upper School’ experience which is the perfect place for all to develop in self-belief, maturity and confidence before moving on to Year 9. Our pupils benefit from remaining in this smaller, protected environment and, during these two important years, we are able to equip them for the next stage of their journey, enabling them to thrive and flourish, and to feel challenged, nurtured and respected.
ACADEMIC The final two years are a key time to prepare our pupils for their respective secondary schools. This is an important time when pupils develop and extend key learning skills, engender a more mature love of learning and academic drive. At Junior King’s, our pupils follow a broad and stimulating curriculum, taught by subject specialists with experience in primary and secondary teaching. Alongside our key curricular areas of Maths and English, our language learning, both ancient and modern, is exceptional: subject specialists
and native speakers teach French and Spanish, while Classics - Latin and some Greek are also covered. Pupils study the separate Sciences, as well as continuing to enjoy a rich education in Computing, Art, Music, DT and Drama. Through our Humanities subjects – History, Classical Civilisation, Geography and RS in Years 7 and 8, the pupils acquire greater independence and responsibility for their learning. Our pupils develop specific enquirybased learning skills to a deeper level of understanding and they are prepared for the challenges that lie ahead. Above all, we aim