Welcome to Thorpe Hall Lower School

Children attend our Lower School from 5 to 11 years and receive individual care and attention within small, friendly and supportive classes.

Our aim is to discover, nurture and develop the individual strengths of each of our pupils, through an abundant variety of opportunities both academic and extra-curricular. Every child is given the chance to achieve, thrive and succeed.

We place great emphasis on teaching children how to learn and how to develop the skills they need to become life-long learners so that, as independent thinkers, they can always be the best they can be.

The Lower School starts in Reception Class which girls and boys join in September of the academic year they turn 5 years old. Reception Class is a transition year, continuing to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum whilst at the same time preparing children for Year 1. Our Reception Welcome Booklet has lots of information about what and how children learn in this important year.

The curriculum throughout the Lower School is broad and balances creative, practical, sporting and academic subjects and topic areas. Every classroom benefits from state-of-the-art technology in the form of an Interactive TV Screen, computer and internet access. Thorpe Hall School prides itself in creating and purchasing teaching and learning resources that inspire and motivate children to engage in their learning with joy and enthusiasm.

Our curriculum equips children with the understanding, attitudes and knowledge for the next stage of their lives and beyond. Pupils receive specialist teaching supported by the very latest technology and innovations in education.

Thorpe Hall is among the UK’s top-performing schools for value-added scores and SATs results. Outstanding academic results are achieved and we have a long and distinguished record of preparing candidates for the 11+ exam.

We have an excellent enrichment programme with exciting excursions and a broad range of clubs, societies and activities. This includes participation in national and international initiatives designed to inspire and engage pupils across academic and creative subjects, from Science and Technology to Music and Drama.