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Infants

At Stella Maris School we’ve created a warm, welcoming, secure and caring environment where small class sizes, dedicated teachers, child-centred learning and the very best in modern teaching methods help form well-balanced individuals with a zest for life and a real willingness to learn.

Starting school is a big step for any child and our infant department, (KS 1. ) places particular importance on ensuring that new pupils quickly settle into our wonderful school community.

All children are given a strong sense of their own and others’ worth. The individual needs of each child are catered for and traditional family and community values are nurtured in every aspect of daily school life.

Our infant classes are happy, exciting places for learning, where high academic standards are maintained, individual talents are developed, and valuable life skills are acquired. Good behaviour is rewarded.

Within KS 1. we set high expectations in the classroom, enable children to reach their full potential academically, socially and emotionally – and encourage our infant children to work systematically, independently and cooperatively, as well as having the confidence to take the lead in their own learning, thus preparing for their entry into our KS 2. department.

Within KS 1. we foster a genuine love for learning, place great importance on pastoral care and help the children believe in their own ability to cope with new challenges. The infant children are well-prepared to become junior pupils who are confident and ready to make their transition to grammar school at the end of Year 6.