THE SCHOOL FOR ADVENTUROUS MINDS
The adventure starts here...
Start your adventure at King Edward’s School by exploring what King Edward’s Junior School and Pre-Prep & Nursey can offer your son or daughter aged 3-11yrs.
Our Junior School
You need a vibrant and engaging approach to capture and inspire an adventurous mind. At King Edward’s Junior School our pupils immerse themselves in everything from climate change to coding or the survival tactics of the Saxons to investigating friction and air resistance in science, as they are encouraged to be happy, self-motivated and effective learners who are ready to take on the challenges of an ever-changing world. All this is underpinned by “excellent pastoral care” as a new review by Good Schools Guide notes, ensuring that every child in our community thrives and realises their personal potential.
To find out more about our adventurous approach to learning you are warmly invited to our next Junior School Open Morning on 10 February 2022. The event provides a chance to meet our children and teachers and to explore the wonderful learning environment at school which includes specialist STEM facilities incorporating a science laboratory, ICT suite and Design Technology room, as well our outdoor facilities featuring a new all-weather astro, adventure trail and dipping pond area.
Our pupil to teacher ratio is typically 8:1.
We provide specialist teaching in PE, Games, Music and ICT in Years 3 and 4 and specialist teaching in all subjects throughout Years 5 and 6.
Our sports provision includes PE, rugby, hockey, netball, cricket, football, athletics, cross-country, swimming and tennis plus additional after school and lunchtime clubs such as fencing, judo, jiu jitsu, gymnastics, yoga, street dance, flamenco dancing, jungle gym and table tennis. We also organise sports tours for Year 6.
Most children undertake individual music lessons, and each year group learns a new instrument, for example Year 3 learn a string instrument, Year 4 learn a band instrument, Year 5 focus on world music, learning to play a combination of African djembe, Samba music or the ukulele, and Year 6 learn to play the steel plans. Junior ensembles include three choirs, an orchestra, wind ensemble, brass ensemble, string ensemble, steel pan ensemble and clarinet ensemble.
Our Pre-Prep and Nursery
King Edward’s Pre-Prep and Nursery offers an exciting and stimulating world in which to start school life. Our caring and nurturing approach ensures that each child thrives and develops a real joy of learning. No two days are alike here. Full of magical discovery and excitement, our children play, make friends and explore the world together.
Situated on the western edge of Bath in a charming Victorian house, Good Schools Guide writes that KES Pre-Prep and Nursery, “could hardly provide a more delightful start to a child’s education.”
To find out more about our child and family focused approach you are warmly invited to our next Open Morning on 16 February 2022.
Our Pre-Prep & Nursery provides specialist teaching in Music, Art, DT, PE, French, with weekly Forest School sessions for all year groups.
We place great emphasis on outdoor learning with supporting facilities including a garden with raised beds and dipping pond, story corner, sensory garden, new all-weather Astro, outdoor stage, mud kitchen and various wooden play equipment.
A daily bus provides links to and from our North Road site, where the Junior and Senior Schools are based.
An enriched curriculum sees a wide range of experts visiting the school, plus numerous trips to support learning. Destinations include SS Great Britain and Bristol Zoo. Visitors include authors and theatre groups, as well as members of our parent community who help us to celebrate world festivals such as Diwali, Holi and the Chinese New Year.
Start your adventure by finding out what life is like at King Edward's Junior School by watching our video.
Take the first steps by watching our mini explorers at King Edward's Pre-Prep & Nursery.
To find out more about our approach you are warmly invited to our next Open Events.
For details, visit www.kesbath.com
KING EDWARD'S SCHOOL
North Road | Bath | BA2 6HU
Tel: 01225 464313