We aim to develop a love of learning in all our pupils. Children are taught in small classes by fully qualified, dedicated staff who are able to give every child individual attention.
Our main goal is to prepare our pupils for entry into their senior schools via the ISEB pre-test, Common Entrance, Kent Test/11+ and Scholarship routes, and to equip them with the confidence and motivation to flourish in the years ahead.
Our academic reputation is excellent and Wellesley pupils gain entry to a variety of prestigious schools, many with scholarships.
The curriculum is deliberately broad and goes beyond the confines of the National Curriculum, which we interweave with the ISEB Common Entrance syllabus. Initially, the focus is on English, maths and science, but all other academic subjects are also taught. In addition, there is specialist teaching throughout the school in the creative arts.
Our STEAM subject curriculum is designed to instil an appreciation of science and technology and how it affects their personal future and the future of the wider community. As part of this programme of
As pupils move up the school, Latin is introduced. Tuition in other languages can be arranged.
Subjects taught include:
– Design technology
– Modern languages
– Physical education
– Religious studies
Children who require it receive learning support on a one-to-one basis, in pairs or in small groups. The sessions last for 30 minutes and a maximum of three per week are offered. Children are not withdrawn from academic subjects and practical subjects are rotated. Occasionally, it is appropriate for an individual or group to be withdrawn from Latin to receive additional English and study skills. In-class support by teaching assistants is supplied as necessary. The amount and type of support offered varies according to the needs of the child.
When a child arrives at school with
Our Learning Support department is led by a suitably qualified and experienced member of staff and supported by an English as