Lower School Curriculum

I firmly believe that magic, awe and wonder in the curriculum are a mustHigh aspirations are fundamental to our approach. From the early stages of learning in Reception to Year Three, we are focused on developing lifelong learners who thrive on challenge and adventure.  Our curriculum is bespoke, child led and most importantly fun. Our unique holistic programme is immersive, fast paced, high energy and gets the very best from the children. Children learn best when academic rigour is accompanied by time in the outdoors and our Horris Hill Wild Child Charter recognises this. By the time the boys are in Year Three, ready to transition into our Upper School, we will have equipped them with a secure foundation built on a dynamic, broad and balanced range of educational opportunities and experiences.

Harriet Uwalaka, Lead Teacher Lower School.


Please click on the images below for further information about our unique and holistic Lower School teaching methods.

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Encouraging positive behaviour

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Lower School reading 

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Lower School Wild Child Charter

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  (Reception - Year 3) Monday- Friday
07:35 Breakfast club
08:05 Drop off begins / Dough Disco /FM Club
08:25 Drop off ends
08:30 Day starts 
08:45 Form Time / Registration
09:00 Session 1
09:40 Session 2
10:20 Break (snack and play) then change for Games
11:00 Session 3
12:00 Home-cooked Lunch 
12:30 Break
13:00 Registration
13:10 Session 4
13:40 Session 5
14:15 Session 6
15:00 Storytime 
15:30 R-Yr 2 Home time (option 1) / Break & Snack
16:00 Prep for Year 3
16:20 R-Yr 2 Home Time (option 2) Additional Activities start
16:30 Clubs / Activities
17:00 First Supper
17:30 R-Yr 3 Home Time (option 3) / Supervised reading 
18:00 Music Practice / Computer session 
18:30 Senior Activities  
19.15 Yr3 Home Time (option 4)

To find out more about how our unique Lower School learning experience could really make a difference to your son, please come and visit us in person and experience the magical environment for yourself.  Simply email Lisa Lee-Smith, registrar@horrishill.com to arrange a visit.