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Pennthorpe has a simple aim: to put children in an environment where they want to learn and can discover their passions. We are proud of our well-deserved reputation for academic excellence and we have an enviable record of top pass rates and scholarships to senior schools with recent scholarships including multiple Academic scholars, Music, Art, Drama, Sport, Chess and Equestrian. Our teachers pride themselves on finding the spark in each child; whether that is lit in the classroom; in the iMac design suite; on the sports field or in the fabulous woodlands that provide the setting for our Forest Schools programme.

The curriculum is diverse at Pennthorpe with children encouraged to involve themselves in every opportunity. Children learn to harness the power of reflection at each step, understanding the different things that help them to learn. Pennthorpe is committed to the Arts. All pupils enjoy weekly Art, Drama, DT and Music sessions with specialist staff, in addition to LAMDA, using our state of the art facilities on-site. Furthermore, 4 sport sessions per week are available to each child.

The happiness and wellbeing of all pupils is our top priority. Pennthorpe has a multifaceted approach to wellbeing, with numerous systems and support mechanisms in place. The pastoral staff are well trained and qualified in supporting the wellbeing of young people and act as Tutors, Champions and Mentors. The pastoral programme enables staff to hold regular emotional temperature checks, one-to-one sessions and small group discussions. Our ‘Wellbeing Guardian’, whose sole purpose at the school is to support the emotional wellbeing of pupils through counselling, is on hand each day.

Pennthorpe champions all children; everyone matters and everyone is known. Pennthorpe is a dynamic school built on authentic, personal relationships with a genuine sense of togetherness. Kindness, integrity and generosity are paramount, here. The girls and boys are encouraged to be ‘unforgettably you’, to work hard and embrace the opportunities a school like Pennthorpe provides.
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