School structure

A place to learn and grow

Carleton House School is divided into three departments, but our approach and philosophy is holistic throughout the school. Our focus is child-centred, with small class sizes ensuring that we are able to give every child the attention and support they need to realize their educational and personal potential.

Foundation Stage 1 (pre-school)
is for pupils aged 3+ on a full or part-time basis. The part-time provision can be taken up for full days, or just morning or afternoon sessions, or a combination of the two. We see Foundation Stage 1 as an important part of the child’s familiarisation with school life and routine, so we do therefore insist that they have their lunch in school.

After-Hours care for pupils in Foundation Stage 1 is available up to 6pm Monday to Friday during term time. We charge separately for After Hours care.

Our Lower School comprises three classes (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) catering for children aged four to seven. Children then progress to the Upper School, which has four classes (Years 3-6) for seven to eleven age range. There is a teacher responsible for each class and we have a dedicated Teaching Assistant for each class in Nursery, Reception, Years 1, 2 and 3, together with a Teaching Assistant for Years 4/5/6 and two Teaching Assistants who work throughout the school.

There are also specialist teachers for Mathematics, English, Science, Music and Physical Education and Sport. Small class sizes mean pupils benefit from more individual attention – especially important when preparing for entrance exams for secondary school.