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Infants

At Stella Maris School we’ve created a warm, welcoming, secure and caring environment where small class sizes, dedicated teachers, child-centred learning and the very best in modern teaching methods help form well-balanced individuals with a zest for life and a real willingness to learn.

Starting school is a big step for any child and our infant department places particular importance on ensuring that new pupils quickly settle into our wonderful school community.

All children are given a strong sense of their own and others’ worth. The individual needs of each child are catered for and traditional family and community values are nurtured in every aspect of daily school life.

Our infant and junior classes are happy, exciting places for learning, where high academic standards are maintained, individual talents are developed, and valuable life skills are acquired. Good behaviour is rewarded – and older pupils are encouraged to take up posts of responsibility within the school.

Exceeding the requirements of Key Stages 1 and 2 in the National Curriculum, we set high expectations in the classroom, enable children to reach their full potential academically, socially and emotionally – and encourage our older children to work systematically, independently and cooperatively, as well as having the confidence to take the lead in their own learning.

Fostering a genuine love for learning, placing great importance on pastoral care – and helping children feel totally confident in their own ability to cope with new challenges – we prepare junior pupils for the main independent senior schools in our area and aim to make their transition to senior school as smooth as possible, for example each child in our infant school reads to their teacher for a few minutes every day.

Enjoying outstanding success in entrance to the leading local independent grammar schools, we have a long, proven track record of helping create successful young professionals.