At Conifers we aim to deliver a robust academic curriculum designed to be appropriately challenging for every pupil. A high degree of differentiated teaching in lessons ensures that each pupil has the opportunity to reach their own full potential, learning in the way that best suits them.
Our teachers truly understand their pupils and can therefore get the very best out of them. Instilling and fostering a love of learning in pupils is also crucial – pupils, parents and teachers work together to help pupils drive themselves towards their own learning goals.
Conifers takes great pride in the modern foreign languages programme which includes Spanish, French and Mandarin, all taught to Common Entrance level. Mathematics, English, science and the humanities are all taught by form teachers and subject specialists from Upper Key Stage 2. All children learn art, music, ICT and design technology as part of their weekly timetable. PSHE is embedded throughout school life and taught discretely by form tutors each week. This broad curriculum ensures our pupils learn a range of skills and are encouraged to discover this passions.
Conifers pupils love being outside and as such outdoor learning forms a substantial part of a Conifers education, which we believe is fundamental to a child’s enjoyment of their school years. All pupils spend a minimum of one afternoon per week in timetabled lessons outside of their classrooms.
In addition, we have an accredited Forest School. Any subject lesson can be delivered ‘al fresco’ on a sunny day and we make the most of the great outdoors when the weather allows.
Pupils at Conifers also take part in extensive coaching programmes with the opportunity to play a wide range of Sports. Sport at Conifers focuses on detailed training and skills sessions, house matches and regular fixtures/tournaments with other local schools. It is common for many of our pupils to move to their senior school and take up places in their first teams for their preferred sport.