St Swithun’s VC Lower admits pupils from 3 – 9 years of age, with pupils entering the Early Years at the beginning of the term after they have turned 3. It is the first phase in the three-tier system of Lower, Middle and Upper Schools. These early years are a crucial stage in a child’s education, and it is essential that young children should enjoy their introduction to school and feel secure in the environment provided. St Swithun’s VC Lower School is a happy, lively school with a dedicated staff who value children as individuals. We believe a child’s education is a partnership between home and school and welcome parental support and involvement. Children, staff and parents all work hard together to make the school a success and an important part of the community.
We aim to educate the whole child, to encourage lively and creative minds, to foster social skills and an understanding of the needs of other people. We aim to develop pupils physically, intellectually, morally, spiritually and personally within a multicultural society and to give each pupil the opportunity to develop his/her own potential within the school’s curriculum, bearing in mind the fact that all children have individual needs. The children are taught to apply themselves to tasks and to develop a reasoned set of attitudes, values, and beliefs. By these means, we hope to prepare them for both their future education and life.
At St Swithun’s we believe each child is unique, created in the image of God, and should be given every opportunity to flourish and grow as they move through our school. We are committed to working together with the local community for the benefit of all our children and have close links with our foundation church, St Swithun’s.
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