THE ACADEMIC CURRICULUM

 

Garden House girls study a wide and varied Curriculum in a lively and purposeful environment. Our girls are taught separately from the boys for almost all academic lessons but opportunities are taken to bring the girls and boys together at various points during the week. All our teachers use a variety of teaching methods to ensure that all the girls’ learning styles are catered for. 

The girls are taught by their class teacher for the majority of their lessons but specialist teachers teach French, Sport, Art, Design and Technology, Drama, Music, Computing and Ballet. As the girls move through the School the Curriculum becomes broader and they will also begin lessons in Latin, Fencing, Current Affairs and Study Skills. The girls are taught in mixed ability classes for all subjects, however from Middle School I (Year 3) upwards the girls will be taught in ability groups for Mathematics. 

We use the National Curriculum as the starting point for our core Curriculum and then build on this to ensure the girls are well prepared for the 11+ competitive entry examinations into the leading day and boarding schools. We pride ourselves on a Curriculum which encourages the girls to be well rounded, confident learners who question and are able to express opinions on the world around them, as well as enabling them to achieve good examination results. 

Emphasis is placed equally on academic, sporting and artistic ability and on manners and consideration to others.

We value the opportunities provided by the wealth of museums, theatres, parks and the concentration of specialists located in and around London, as well as trips further afield. Every opportunity is taken to use these to enrich the Curriculum. This varies from a trip to our own garden to study the wildlife to buying lunch in a French market. 

EVENTS AT SCHOOL

SPECIALIST WORKSHOPS

  • Inter School debating
  • Music & Ballet Exams
  • Drama Workshops
  • Shakespeare in the Spring
  • Chicken Shed Theatre
  • Gardenversity Challenge
  • Girls’ Poetry Competition
  • Bookworm Festival
  • House Shout
  • Garden House has Talent
  • Science Day
  • Animal man
  • American Indians
  • Florence Nightingale
  • Musical Theatre
  • Literacy Festival
  • Egyptian Workshop