Children are taught in small classes where they can develop an excellent work ethic and achieve high standards in academic and non-academic subjects.
The School Day
The school is open from 8.00am; your child will be welcomed by a member of staff. Registration is at 8.35am apart from the Nursery whose day is divided into 2 sessions: the morning session runs from 8.30am to 11.45am and the afternoon session is from 12.15pm to 3.30pm. Registration is taken at 8.30am and 12.15pm respectively. Nursery, Reception and Years 1 & 2 finish at 3.30pm, Years 3 to 6 finish at 3.45pm. There are afternoon activities every day until 5.00pm and an after school facility for children in Reception to Year 6 up until 5.20pm.
All children have a swimming lesson once a week, throughout the school year.
Assemblies are held on four mornings a week. As a non-denominational school they are a time for reflection and for children to learn about values of faith, hope and kindness. They are also a time to celebrate the efforts and achievements of individual pupils and team successes (or near misses!)
From Year 1 onwards, children are divided into four 'Houses' - St David, St George, St Patrick and St Andrew. House points are awarded for achievement, effort, courtesy, kindness and helpfulness.
The ability to do homework is a vital skill. All children are provided with a homework timetable. Early homework is usually reading. Spellings form part of homework from Year 1.
Gifted and Talented
Pupils are closely monitored and subject teachers may use extension materials with some children where appropriate. Critical thinking is taught and challenges set for the more able. Pupils are directed towards activities which will enable them to develop their talents which may be academic, sporting, creative or musical.
All pupils are expected to wear correct school uniform which is kept as simple as possible. The school uniform supplier is Juniper Schools & Sports, 88 Pitshanger Lane, London W5 1QX .
Form teachers are generally available to see parents before and after school. A meeting with the Headteacher is by appointment.
Parental input is very important and we encourage parents to come into school to talk to the children on subjects of interest, to participate in activities and to join us on school day trips and residential trips.
“In the unique Avenue House environment, as well as achieving academically, our children come home with a smile on their faces, enjoy a variety of sports with their friends, sing songs together that they have learnt for concerts – even in the summer holidays! – and are proud of their impressive artwork”