Pupils in the Upper School enjoy a traditional education following a broad-based curriculum. This comprises the core subjects English, Mathematics and Science together with History, Geography, Art, French, Design and Technology, Religious Education, Personal Social and Health Education, Computing, Drama, Music, Physical Education and Games. Smaller classes ensure that each child receives a generous amount of individual attention. Enquiring minds are stretched in an environment where effort, good manners, consideration for others and success are nurtured and rewarded.
In a warm and secure environment, children learn with confidence, creativity and focus. The teachers are especially nurturing and committed to bringing out the best in every child. The children participate in challenging and rigorous activities and teachers use a range of assessments to ensure each child receives appropriate experiences to develop their potential.
We aim to encourage well-rounded young pupils who can develop their confidence and open-mindedness to make the most of every opportunity that life will offer them.
The Skills Unit caters for those pupils who need additional support either individually or in small groups.
A selection of clubs and activities is offered throughout the year and pupils are encouraged to make full use of these additional opportunities to stimulate and enhance their learning experience. Pupils may stay for a supervised homework study period until 4.30pm each day.
The children’s studies are not restricted to the classroom and they enjoy many trips to museums, galleries, theatres and field trips at home and overseas. Guest speakers, specialists and visiting drama groups are also invited to share their knowledge and expertise in school.
Micklefield pupils leave as confident, aspirational and resilient young children who are aware of their own potential and their ability to leave a positive impression on the lives of others. They move on with impressive achievements academically, in sport and the creative and performing arts.
The physical, academic and social skills acquired at Micklefield, enable the parents to choose from a wide selection of senior schools which will best suit their child’s needs and abilities.