Within the junior year groups we foster a genuine love for learning by placing great importance on pastoral care and helping pupils to feel totally confident in their own ability in order to cope with new challenges. Consequently the attitudes and approaches already gained in KS1 are expanded upon and reinforced in KS2.
The junior curriculum is wide and varied and at all times the individual needs of each pupil is met. At the present time all the main KS2 subjects are covered and plenty of opportunities are available for extension activities.
Running alongside their academic studies the junior pupils also have opportunities to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular pursuits. For example many pupils participate in our cross country team, chess teams, drama and dance.
Alongside our KS2 work we also 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. Indeed our school has a long, proven track record of helping to create successful young professionals.
Many of our children not only achieve a 100% pass rate at the Private Independent School of their choice, but children also obtain places within the Trafford Grammar School system.
We believe that the junior section of Stella Maris School offers opportunities for your child including:
• Small class sizes
• Highly caring teachers
• Exceptional levels of pastoral care
• High expectations and academic standards
• Outstanding success in entrance to local independent schools
• Maximum choice of education at the age of eleven