Pupils progress into the Senior school from the Greenacre Junior school and join from other Junior and Prep schools at Year 7 or Year 9. There is an emphasis on developing fully rounded, confident students able to make decisions for themselves. Small class sizes provide leadership opportunities for everyone. Our experienced staff are all involved in pastoral care and have an enhanced understanding of how to educate the whole student with a focus on mental health and wellbeing.
The School Day
School starts at 8:25 a.m. with registration and is then followed by Assembly two times weekly. Six lessons and form time make up the daily timetable and the day ends at 4.00 p.m. Study Hall is available to all pupils at the end of the day until 6.00m, and there is a busy programme of co-curricular activity both at lunchtime and after school.
"The smaller tutor group and class sizes make it easy to access guidance and one to one help."HollyYear 9 pupil
"Every student here is keen to get the best results she can, unafraid of being seen to be trying her hardest to succeed."Megan GuinanHead of Year 8 and 9
An Introduction to the Curriculum
Greenacre provides an individually tailored curriculum that allows pupils to study the combination of subjects that is most appropriate for them and their ability level. Our Y9 options programme allows an innovative approach that allows pupils to specialise in potential GCSE subjects prior to committing to them full-time. The timetable commits four hours a week to the core subjects of English and Maths, as well as to Modern Languages, and more to the sciences whilst still leaving room for students to pick three from almost a dozen other optional subjects
Pupils benefit from a broad curriculum and the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and interests in a diverse range of subjects. In addition to the core subjects, there are routes to explore creativity, linguistics, performance and begin the journey towards identifying future possible specialisms. In addition, pupils all take part in PE and team sports, Personal Wellbeing, assemblies and House activities and events, as well as a wealth of co-curricular activities.
Pupils can select from a broad range of subjects and timetables are tailored to individual programmes of study. At GCSE, 9 or 10 subjects are taken to ensure that an appropriate depth of learning is possible and pupils are supported to develop effective study skills as well as subject knowledge. Class sizes are small, ensuring that all pupils receive individual attention and that teaching methods can be tailored to their personal learning styles. As a result, our GCSE results show excellent added value and pupils have the confidence to achieve and then exceed their personal targets.
At Greenacre we understand that only happy and confident girls can make the most of all the opportunities available to them. There is a large body of research that shows there is a strong link between wellbeing and educational outcomes, which is why educating the whole student has always been our aim. There is also research that shows that amongst girls, behavioural wellbeing is often underdiagnosed. However, at Greenacre our teacher to student ratio and supportive school ethos enables us to support and monitor our girls incredibly effectively.