Junior Department

Our Junior Department classrooms buzz with energy, excitement and the purposeful chatter that is the hallmark of child-centred, active learning.

The Junior Department at Edge Grove consists of Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Our Nursery is located in a beautiful home from home environment in Aldenham village, just a few minutes from the main school site and the Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes are based in our purpose-built Junior Department building on our stunning 48 acre School site.

Working with the youngest pupils of the Edge Grove Pride is a huge privilege, and our proudly child-centred and diverse community enables each child to develop integrity, independence and a lifelong love of learning. There is a warm, caring, family atmosphere in the department and an emphasis on celebrating self-motivation and entrepreneurship as the children develop the confidence to explore, to take risks and to try new things.

Welcome to the Junior Department at Edge Grove

Whether they join us at the age of 2 or 3 in Nursery or at 4 in Reception, every child is supported on their own unique educational journey, nurtured and celebrated by caring, professional staff. From Reception, there are three Forms in each year group with a maximum class size of 22; every class has a dedicated Form Teacher and Learning Assistant who work in close partnership with parents in support of the children.

We make full use of our beautiful School grounds and wonderful facilities: a heated outdoor swimming pool, extensive Forest School areas and outdoor classrooms, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, well-resourced libraries, a theatre and the stunning Apthorp Hall for musical concerts, assemblies, collaborative learning projects and creative performances..

The children arrive every morning full of enthusiasm to learn and explore. Come along and feel the buzz for yourselves and let the adventure begin.

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