Garden House School provides a thorough, balanced education in a lively and purposeful environment for girls aged 3 to 11. Our girls are taught separately from our boys. Our aim is to awaken a love of learning alongside preparation, ultimately, for 11+. Garden House Girls' School follows the National Curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Religious Education, PSHE, Computing (ICT), Art, Music and Modern Foreign Languages. Physical Education (netball, hockey, tennis, rounders, gym, swimming, athletics and pop lacrosse) is integral to our Girls’ School day.
We teach French, Drama and Ballet from Kindergarten, with Latin and Fencing introduced to the girls’ timetable as they get older. This broad curriculum also includes themed learning days throughout the year, including French Day, Early Years’ Day, Science Day and World Arts’ Day. Other exciting events include a Maths Olympiad and an inter-house general knowledge competition known as Gardenversity Challenge.
Our girls achieve high academic results in a calm and constructive manner. Encouraged to have inquiring, independent minds, emphasis is placed not only on academic, sporting and artistic ability but on manners and consideration to others. The broad curriculum is backed up by traditional values. The School operates a Kindness Code, which is rigorously adhered to and constantly re-emphasised.
The two or three classes within each year group run in parallel. Mathematics is streamed from Junior School (year 2) upwards. Garden House offers a very high teacher/child ratio and each class has at least one teaching assistant supporting the class teacher.
The School has two libraries and a computing (ICT) suite. Computing (ICT) is taught as a specialist subject as well as being integral to a girl’s learning across the Curriculum. Each class has access to laptops and Learnpads. The School also has an art room, ballet/performance room and a well-resourced music room.
Our girls leave us as kind, confident and courteous individuals, aware of their strengths and ready for life beyond Garden House. Above all, they leave us with a love of life and learning.