At The Mount Junior School we teach a bespoke curriculum through a carefully balanced combination of specialist teaching and creative thinking.

Our aim is to provide girls with a deep foundation of skills knowledge and attitudes that will equip them to thrive at school, university and long into their lives. Whilst the exact nature of the girls’ future careers is hard to predict, our Curriculum is designed to develop 21st Century skills – using your imagination, problem solving, independent thinking, and digital literacy. 

Building Blocks 

The building blocks for our girls’ education are English and Maths, there is a strong focus on developing literacy and numeracy with daily lessons taught class teachers in each subject. English lessons are designed to lay the foundations of literacy, reading, and writing as well as sparking children’s imagination. Maths lessons provide a grounding in key mathematical concepts, using a ‘mastery’ approach and problem-solving skills. 

Explore, Discover, Create 

The ‘Creative Curriculum’, known as ‘Explore, Discover, Create’ covers the traditional subjects of History, Geography, Science, Art, Design Technology and Music, but taught in a thematic way. The Creative Curriculum is all about Creative Thinking, exploring, discovering and creating with your mind. It is about encouraging the girls to think outside the box, giving them opportunities to develop and express themselves, and their ideas, in new ways. In fact, we don’t just encourage girls to think outside the box, we encourage them to destroy the box! 

Read an interview with Miss Wilson to find out more about our Creative Curriculum

Specialist Teaching 

From Reception upwards, French, Music and Games lessons are taught by subject specialists. Having the flexibility to access specialist teaching and facilities is one of the many advantages to sharing our site with the Senior School.  

A Balanced Curriculum 

Mount girls get the best of everything! The variety from the Creative Curriculum combined with the structure of their Maths and English lessons and adventures beyond the classroom through activities, outdoor education and trips provides Mount girls with everything they need to keep them engaged, eager and excited to learn more. Through our balanced curriculum we equip our girls with the knowledge, skills and capabilities they will need to be creative and engaged in a rapidly changing world. 

Join us for our Open Afternoon

We invite you to come along to The Mount School to find out more about our Creative Curriculum, bespoke teaching and how a Mount Education empowers girls to know they can.
Tuesday 26 April, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

 

“I just wanted to say how massively impressed by the Junior School curriculum I am, and how grateful I am for the amazing education my daughter is receiving at The Mount.

I love the breadth the curriculum spans, and the opportunities the girls have for independent study, group discussion and a real depth of thinking around cultural and personal issues. The maths and english work seems such a high standard, and I can see that she is very proud of all her work.

The contrast between this and her previous school experience  is vast. Before she came to The Mount she was bored and frustrated to the point of listlessness, and now she is full of vitality and enthusiasm and loves being at school (in fact it is a real struggle to get her to take time off when she’s ever ill!).” 

Year 6 Parent