Historically the movement of children into any senior school environment is sometimes perceived as a major leap. At St. Andrew's however, the transition will be made as smooth as possible for you and your child as we fully appreciate the need for close academic and pastoral links between Year 2 and Year 3.
Year 3 is very similar to Year 2 in that the children are still very much form room based. The class teacher will still teach their form for the majority of the time. This is especially important in the core subjects of English and Maths and Science. We continue to have an open door policy and, if you have any questions, please speak to your class teacher.
The development of the children can then be continued and further enhanced in Year 3 and above. By the end of Year 3 for the very first time, children are set for Maths, English and French and regular half term assessments take place. continued......
For pupils, parents and teachers alike, this has been both an exceptionally challenging experience but also one in which we have all had to grow and adapt. Whilst you will have heard it from many already, the effort made by all the teaching staff to adapt to the situation and to bring the virtual schooling environment to life has been wonderful to watch. We are sure many parents would agree that we have got to know you all that bit better as both teachers and as individuals too, which only adds to the respect we have for the staff at St Andrews!
Children (in the EYFS setting) are happy, active and investigative learners who make rapid progress in relation to their starting points, abilities and needs.
We are particularly grateful that you convinced us that year 7 and 8 would be right for our child - you were absolutely right and we are so proud of the person that they have become...
Of course the best memory about St. Andrew's will be the feeling that you belong.