Lower School Curriculum

I firmly believe that magic, awe and
wonder in the curriculum are a must

High 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 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.

First page of the PDF file: ReceptionandYear1CurriculumBooklet2021-22
First page of the PDF file: Year2CurriculumBooklet
First page of the PDF file: YearThreeCurriculumBooklet2021-2022

Encouraging positive behaviour

First page of the PDF file: EncouragingPositiveBehaviour2021-22

Lower School reading 

First page of the PDF file: LowerSchoolApproachToTeachingReading

Lower School Wild Child Charter

First page of the PDF file: LowerSchoolWildChildCharter


Time 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 Reception -Year 2 Home time (option 1)
Break & Snack
16:00 Prep for Year 3
16:20 Reception - Year 2 Home Time (option 2)
Additional Activities start
16:30 Clubs / Activities
17:00 First Supper
17:30 Reception - Year 3 Home Time (option 3) Supervised reading 
18:00 Music Practice / Computer session 
18:30 Senior Activities  
19.15 Year 3 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 Karen Pilkington, registrar@horrishill.com to arrange a visit.