Organisation

Droxford Junior School has a published admission number of 45 and has the capacity for 180 pupils.

The lower school is organised into three learning bases of mixed Year 3 and Year 4 children. The new Year 3 children benefit from working alongside the Year 4 children and quickly adjust to the school ethos and routines. In the mornings the children work in ability groups for English and mathematics to ensure they get a powerful blend of support and challenge. For example a Year 3 child who is an able mathematician would be challenged by working with high attaining Year 4 children. Conversely a Year 4 child who needs more literacy support can benefit from working with Year 3 children who are working at a similar level. Teaching assistants work with teachers to provide additional support. In the afternoon the children will work in their normal learning bases for other subjects of the curriculum.

The upper school is organised into three learning bases of mixed Year 5 and Year 6 children. After morning registration the children go to work in their English and mathematics ability groups. Lessons are differentiated to ensure children make good or better progress. The rest of the curriculum is taught in learning bases.

‘I need to be able to work well in a team now and in the future.’ Hannah

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