Within the junior classes (KS 2.) we continue to foster the children’s love for learning, which formed the foundation of their infant years. Consequently the attitudes and approaches already gained are expanded upon and reinforced in KS2. The children grow in their understanding and knowledge and become confident and independent learners who go forward to achieve highly.

The junior Curriculum is varied and meets the individual needs of every child. The Curriculum is developed to offer a balanced and wide range of subjects and activities. For more information please refer to our Curriculum Policy, which can be accessed in the Policies section of this website or in our Curriculum page in the About Us section of the website.

Running alongside their academic studies the junior pupils also have opportunities to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular pursuits, for example, many pupils participate in the various sports team, in-house Clubs, drama and dance, Art Club and instrumental lessons.

Alongside our KS2 work we also prepare the junior pupils for the main independent senior schools in our area and aim to make their transition to senior school as smooth as possible. Our school has a long, proven track record of helping to create successful young professionals. Year on year we achieve 100% success in securing first choice grammar schools for our children with many of the children receiving multiple offers from the local grammar schools. Parental choice is paramount when making decisions about senior school and our experienced Headteacher will advise parents about the grammar schools which will suit their child best. Parents make the decision about the number of grammar school exams their child will take.

We believe that the junior section of Stella Maris School offers opportunities for your child including:

• Small class sizes
• Highly skilled and experienced teachers
• Exceptional levels of pastoral care
• High expectations and academic standards
• Outstanding success in entrance to grammar schools
• Maximum choice of education at the age of eleven