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Cransley Nursery School

Cransley School is delighted to be the exclusive affiliated Junior School to Kids Academy.

Our Junior Department prides itself on its child centred approach, which creates an environment where all pupils feel safe and valued. Pastoral care is of the utmost importance to us. Small class size also promotes learning; our pupils are challenged academically and taught to be independent thinkers.

Curriculum in the Junior Department reflects the demands of the National Curriculum as well as preparing for the transition to Secondary Education. We also offer specialist teaching PE and music, as well as the opportunity to learn a Modern Foreign Language, which is such a valuable skill in today’s world. ICT features highly and is used across the curriculum to promote learning.

Each year, Junior Pupils are offered a wide variety of extra-curricular subjects. The PE Department offers coaching in different skills; teams enter all the local sporting competitions, pupils enjoy gym club, dance, ju-jitsu, skiing – the list is varied and endless. A regular programme of visits to theatres, museums and art galleries enriches our curriculum.

We also often arrange residential courses for our Class 5 and 6 pupils to enjoy different challenges outside school and broaden their experience. Life in the Junior Department is busy and varied.

Music features strongly here, as it does throughout the school. The Junior Choir is well supported and there are many opportunities for instrumental lessons for all age groups. Regular school concerts and productions are enjoyed by pupils, staff and parents alike.

Small class sizes help us to give children individual attention, enabling them to work at their own pace.

The Entrance Examination for the Senior Department is held in January. Year 6 also enjoy a level of increased responsibility in the Junior School.

They lead the Junior School Council, which is a valuable forum where pupils are encouraged to discuss school issues and voice their opinions in a constructive way.

Year 6 also take on the role of Junior Prefects acting as mentors and role models for the younger pupils. They help to organise the Junior Library. In school events such as Prize Day and the Carol Service, members of year 6 take a more prominent role.

This level of increased responsibility and greater independence prepares them well for their passage into the Senior School.

To arrange an appointment to visit the School please contact the School Office on 01606 891747 or visit our web site