In the Upper School, we continue to build on the strong foundations provided by the Lower School and aim to foster a passion for learning. As the children move on through the school, they are encouraged to develop more independent learning skills and are offered challenges and opportunities to help unlock their potential. As a school, we encourage independence and aim to ensure that all members of our school feel that they are valued and respected as individuals. By using subject specialist teachers throughout the curriculum, we fuel the children’s imagination and inspire them to be creative, adventurous and committed in their learning. We promote enquiry and initiative and ensure that they are able to enjoy the many and varied opportunities on offer in our purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities.
Education is about developing people. We nurture our children to take responsibility for their own learning, to have belief in their individual ability and to have a positive outlook on life. They attain high standards due to the demands of a dynamic curriculum; they celebrate the victories on the sports field and grow stronger from the defeats. By the time they leave us, they will have developed into confident, polite young teenagers prepared academically and socially for their transition to a wide range of senior schools, ready to take full advantage of the opportunities that await.
When Pennthorpe pupils leave us, they go on to a wide range of distinguished senior schools and are fully prepared intellectually, physically, morally and spiritually, not only for the next step in their academic career, but also for each step further on their journey.
We look forward to working with you to help our pupils become the future.
Miss Nicky Goddard