Key Stage 2 (7-11 years)

Key Stage 2 consists of Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Each class has a form tutor who is responsible for the girls’ pastoral care. There are also two Key Stage Two Teaching and Learning Assistants who work with these classes.

Subject specialist teaching increases as our girls progress through the school, with the introduction in Year 3 of science and humanity teaching, and Mandarin teaching in Year 4 in addition to French, Physical Education (PE), music and computing already taught by subject specialists. In Year 4, the girls also work towards an English Speaking Board examination in drama.

Years 5 and 6 girls are entirely subject taught and Thinking and Study Skills are incorporated into the curriculum as part of their preparation for senior school life. The curriculum remains broad and balanced, and preparation for the 11+ exams in Year 6 begins in Year 5.

After the girls in Year 6 have obtained their 11+ results in the Spring Term, they practise and perform in a dramatic production through which they further develop acting, singing and dancing skills. Both the Year 5 and 6 girls go on residential trips which, as well as being great fun, encourage independence and teamwork skills.

“My daughter is happy and enjoys her school experience immensely. She often surprises us with the breadth of her knowledge.”

Sarum Hall parent