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Junior Overview

In Juniors

At Arnold Lodge School, we welcome children from ages 4 -18 into our community, with many children starting in Reception and staying right the way through into our Senior School and Sixth Form.

Our Junior School and Reception classes aim to build on each child’s natural enthusiasm, to build their confidence and ensure they feel happy, safe and able to achieve their very best. At the core of our pupils’ success is our small class sizes; on average 18 in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. 

Our pupils experience the joy of aiming high and the satisfaction of achievement, both academically and in other areas of the school both within and outside of the classroom.

Each child is a member of the wider Arnold Lodge School community, with our teachers helping to support every pupil throughout each stage of their time at our school. 


Our teachers aim to instil a love of learning into each of our pupils to ensure they achieve their full potential, both inside and outside of the classroom as part of their wider development.  

Small class sizes allow our teachers to create a more flexible approach around the individual child. Each child can be set individual challenges according to their needs, interests and abilities.

Reception pupils progress with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that was established in nursery, focusing on the key areas of learning which underpin their future development and education. 

Throughout the rest of Junior School, a more structured teaching of the curriculum is gradually increased, with children being taught the full range of curriculum subjects by their class teacher, including English, Phonics, Mathematics and Science and begin to explore Religious Education, Geography, History, Drama and Art as part of their lessons.

Learning in class

Learn responsibility

Children are taught to take on responsibility for their own actions and their environment not only through the curriculum, but also through their daily interactions, and their teachers leading by example.

Small classes mean teachers have excellent relationships with pupils, allowing them to tailor their teaching approach to each individual. 

Variety of activities

The Junior School and Reception classes are encouraged to get involved with a variety of extra-curricular clubs both during lunchtime and after school including ballet, tap, karate, football, tennis, and craft.

There is also a busy calendar of school events for the whole school community to get involved with including sports days, music concerts and plays, book weeks, charity activities, Christmas concerts and themed days.

Pastoral care

The feedback in our most recent Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) Report praised the quality of pastoral care at Arnold Lodge School as “outstanding”. 

Alongside this, the class form tutor retains the vital role of academic and pastoral mentor and is the first point of contact for both pupil and parent.