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Primary pupils enter Key Stage Two in the September following their seventh birthday. Our Year 3 classes make the exciting move to the Grange to join Years 4, 5 and 6. The Grange is a beautiful listed building situated at the heart of our extensive campus and located close to our comprehensive Senior School facilities.
“I have two children who have attended Ockbrook since they were two years of age. Both are now in KS2 and I have seen their academic and creative skills develop throughout their time at Ockbrook. They have grown into confident, independent learners who love coming to school. The range of activities they experience is extensive and they are always keen to join in with the wide variety of extra curricular opportunities that are available.”
Parent of children in KS2 age 8
We adopt personalised learning strategies throughout Primary School,
recognising and valuing all pupils for their own individual qualities and
We channel learning appropriate to each pupil. Those that excel are
extended through a range of more challenging activities. Other pupils may
require further support with learning, so we focus on their individual needs,
providing a support programme, as and when required.
Maintaining a close eye on the progress of each pupil forms the basis of
reporting and information sharing with parents/guardians, who are actively
encouraged to share in this process.
Class teachers build strong, positive relationships with parents and we
welcome parents to formally discuss their children’s progress at Parents’
Meetings, which are held three times a year.
Additional appointments to speak with teachers or the Headmaster can be
made as and when they are required. Achievement and Effort reports
are sent to parents every term, with a full report for each child written
during the Summer term.
We encourage and reward good behaviour, attitudes and exemplary work by
praise, privilege and goods and stars. These are achieved individually and
combine towards a termly House total for one of our three School Houses –
Budowa, Cennick and Comenius. We believe pupils respond positively to this
form of recognition and that it prepares them for life beyond school.
Our school day runs from 8.40am-3.35pm but we offer free care between 8am-4pm with an After School Care option until 5.45pm
All Primary Pupils pupils have class music lessons taught by a specialist teacher. Music lessons are available in School and pupils can choose between: Violin, Saxophone, Clarinet, French Horn, Flute, Oboe, Piano, Trumpet, Guitar, Singing, Harp and Drums
In addition to music, all primary pupils in KS2 have specialist teaching in French, PE, Digital Learning and Drama. Older pupils may also have specialist-taught lessons in Technology (including Food) and Science.
In addition to the array of extra-curricular clubs on offer and instrumental lessons which are available, we also run Speech and Drama lessons. These are a series of ten lessons per term and are a fantastic way of developing children’s speech, confidence and presentation skills.
There are also opportunities for children to perform in school functions, as well as work towards LAMDA Examinations.