At lunchtime when our boys and girls line up to make the short walk across to the gardens of Charterhouse Square, members of the public often remark that we must have a surprising amount of space inside the school building.
It’s something that parents notice too when they first come to see the school. Our bright, airy rooms extend much further back than they expect, and we enjoy the run of seven separate storeys across two interconnecting buildings.
This means, for example, that our Green and Red Room children have access not only to two large classrooms but also to a third Art Room, and we have even managed to incorporate a small outdoor play area in the classroom used by our youngest children.
Elsewhere in the school, you can find various spaces set aside for purposes beyond the classroom. We have a popular library, for example, a versatile school hall and a dedicated space for our Special Educational Needs team. We also boast a purpose-built school office and meeting room right next to the main entrance, which means that the Headmistress and the rest of the leadership team are always on hand for parents and pupils alike.
Most recently we have added a superb ICT Suite, equipped with an impressive array of Apple Mac computers and associated technology. Our Red, Yellow and Blue classes all make use of this facility with their classroom teachers, while our older children receive specialist lessons from our dedicated ICT teacher.
Beyond the school building, our central location also allows us to make use of excellent nearby facilities – including the swimming pool, tennis courts and gymnasium at Golden Lane Leisure Centre, the astro-turf pitches at Coram’s Fields, and of course the garden in Charterhouse Square itself.