Academic Enrichment

The Beacon Programme encourages the pupils to complete self-directed learning through researching and presenting information on a topic that interests them, beyond (or as an extension to) the subjects taught in the classroom.


We offer a variety of STEM related activities throughout the year. During Inquisitor week, the pupils develop their understanding of STEM subjects through activities linked to science, technology, engineering and maths. We welcome visiting groups and speakers with the emphasis on developing further knowledge and understanding of STEM skills.


We welcome parents or speakers to present topic related ‘Secret Assemblies’ which inspire pupils. These assemblies enrich and broaden the pupil’s knowledge and understanding of the world around the. 

Each class presents an assembly during the year abut a current event or curriculum topic.

Throughout the year, we engage in various events such as Poetry, Space, Parliament and Book Week.

Immersive days broaden and expand pupils’ knowledge and understanding of curriculum topics. Collaborative workshops with our Senior School pupils and local school are thoroughly enjoyed.


Topics can be brought to life through memorable visits to museums and places of academic interest. Viewed by pupils as the highlights of a year, offsite visits support topics and areas of study across the curriculum. This year’s trips include visits to the Mary Rose, Winchester Science Museum, Haslemere Museum, Wisley Gardens and Butser Ancient Farm.

“The exhibits were great because there was so much to look at you could never get bored”

A year 5 pupil’s experience of Winchester Museum

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