Frensham’s Junior School covers a child’s first experience of education from the age of three in our Nursery through to the age of 10 or 11 in Year 6. With very few exceptions, all students who are at Frensham at the beginning of Year 6 move on to our Middle School.
All students from the Nursery to the Sixth Form share use of our facilities such as the Performing Arts Centre, the Ballroom and the sports field – and all eat in the dining room.
As they grow older, our youngest students are increasingly integrated with the older students and, from Year 4 onwards, have their lessons in a discrete part of Flottage, the main school teaching area. This means the wider school is not daunting to them, they know their way around the campus and they recognise familiar names and faces.
At the beginning of their second term in Year 6, our students are invited to join external candidates to sit our exams and be interviewed for entry into the Middle School. This is not designed for any of our own students to fail – we would have alerted parents long before if we did not believe their child would benefit from staying – but rather to underline to the students themselves the passage from one part of Frensham to another.
It also ensures that our students meet the external candidates on an equal basis and, like them, have the opportunity to apply for one of our Scholarships or Exhibitions.