A thriv­ing and vi­brant com­mu­nity

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - THE INDEPENDENT CHOICE -

GAYHURST is a thriv­ing and vi­brant co-ed­u­ca­tional, in­de­pen­dent prepara­tory school for chil­dren aged three to 11 in Ger­rards Cross.

Aca­demic stan­dards are high and the re­sults of 11+ and ex­ter­nal en­trance ex­am­i­na­tions are out­stand­ing. Above all, we strive to in­stil con­fi­dence, a sense of de­cency, toler- ance and sensitivity for oth­ers in our pupils. We have a friendly, won­der­fully-re­sourced en­vi­ron­ment with small class sizes in which chil­dren learn and flour­ish. Op­por­tu­ni­ties out­side the class­room abound. Ex­cel­lent sports’ fa­cil­i­ties, first class mu­sic, art and drama en­cour­age ev­ery child to find their own par­tic­u­lar strength.

Life at Gayhurst is en­gag­ing and ex­cit­ing with reg­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties or­gan­ised to en­rich the ed­u­ca­tion of its girls and boys. Our com­mit­ment to con­tin­u­ous im­prove­ment and de­vel­op­ment means that the chil­dren ben­e­fit greatly from the fa­cil­i­ties of­fered on our five acre site, in­clud­ing IT rooms, sci­ence lab­o­ra­to­ries, wood­land ad­ven­ture play­ground, ex­ten­sive play­ing fields and an all-weather AstroTurf.

Gayhurst of­fers a Nurs­ery, Ju­nior School (4-6) and Se­nior School (7-13). Although ge­o­graph­i­cally sep­a­rate within the grounds the de­part­ments are con­nected cul­tur­ally and share the Gayhurst ethos which un­der­pins the suc­cess­ful rep­u­ta­tion of the school.

Girls and boys can join Gayhurst in the Septem­ber af­ter their third birth- day and con­tinue un­til the end of year 6 (11 years). In Nurs­ery the em­pha­sis is on gen­tle, cre­ative and con­struc­tive learn­ing in a stim­u­lat­ing en­vi­ron­ment. The Ju­nior School, with its own Head has small class sizes and chil­dren are taught by their form teach­ers to­gether with spe­cial­ist staff for mu­sic, games and PE.

The Se­nior School is di­vided into Mid­dle and Se­nior Years. The Mid­dle School is an in­tro­duc­tion to a more se­condary school style struc­ture as the chil­dren move away from be­ing taught by form teach­ers to­wards spe­cial­ist sub­ject teach­ing. There is a Head of Mid­dle School and a Head of ev­ery sub­ject.

Years 5 and 6 are a prepa­ra­tion for life af­ter Gayhurst. The chil­dren work to­wards the 11+ trans­fer to Gram­mar Schools and Com­mon En­trance ex­am­i­na­tions for lead­ing in­de­pen­dent schools. The teach­ing of wider life skills is just as im­por­tant as the cur­ricu­lum.

Gayhurst takes an in­clu­sive at­ti­tude to par­tic­ipa- tion in sport, games, mu­sic and drama. Gayhurst has an out­stand­ing record of sport­ing achieve­ment in­clud­ing many re­gional and na­tional suc­cesses. The school also has con­sid­er­able success in per- for­mance arts. Pupils con­sis­tently achieve strong aca­demic re­sults, pro­gress­ing to both lo­cal Gram­mar Schools and to Se­nior Schools, day and board­ing, in the In­de­pen­dent sec­tor.

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