The School caters for pupils from the age of 4 – 11 who are studying at Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum. There are 3 reception classes and eighteen classes in KS1 and KS2; each class has pupils of varying abilities. The organisation of the classes depends on year group numbers.
To accommodate the number of children who apply to Wentworth in both key stages we arrange our classes so that some are mixed age.
Following our expansion the standard number on entry to the school is 90 pupils. We have eradicated the need for vertically grouped classes in the school as each year group has 3 straight classes.
At Key Stage 2 there is no limit to the number of pupils in a class. However the quality of learning and the practical concerns of classroom accommodation have to come into consideration.
Where felt appropriate, children may be taught in smaller groups which are different from their usual class. This allows teachers to target effectively levels of learning for children of varying ability. The placement of pupils within a classroom is reviewed regularly and groupings are fixed dependent on teacher assessment and pupil performance.
Each week, our children are in school for 32.5 hours. The Staff will be on duty from 8.45 a.m. onwards. Children should arrive at school on time. Children who are late cause disruption to the class.
Additional information on mixing classes can be found here.