Life at the School

Danesfield Manor School

Life at the School

Danesfield Manor School offers a vibrant and holistic environment to learn in, where pupils are challenged and engaged in a range of intellectual, ethical, philosophical and social ways.

Whilst achieving the highest academic and cultural attainments is a key part of our ethos, we are fully committed to nurturing each pupil’s emotional, moral, physical development and wellbeing. We ensure that all pupils are given the opportunity to discover and cultivate their own personal interests, hone their views of the world and develop meaningful relationships.

Underpinning all of the above is our focus on growth mindset which refers to a way of thinking, learning and taking on challenges. A person with a growth mindset is open to constructive criticism, takes feedback and uses it, takes on new challenges, pushes themselves outside of their comfort zone and shows resilience and perseverance.

Studies show that it is people with a growth mindset (as opposed to a fixed mindset) who achieve in life, are successful in all they do and are happy. Of course, this is exactly what we want for all our children.

We encourage independent thinking and exploration; our aim is to draw out and develop that individual talent, whatever field that may be, within an environment that is warm, passionate and inspiring.

Life at Danesfield Manor School is a happy and healthy one, made richer by the great sense of family here, where pupils find satisfaction and security in an environment where their passions are nurtured and their potential is unlocked.

 


A day at Danesfield Manor School

A typical school day at Danesfield Manor School is packed with opportunities to learn, by providing a fun and safe environment in which to be stimulated and inspired.

The school day starts at 8:50 when the children are greeted at the school gate by a member of staff. Registration follows in the children’s own classroom by 9am. School assemblies are regularly held to reinforce core values and morals; with various other assemblies throughout the term to highlight personal, musical or academic successes.

Whilst most mornings concentrate on English, Mathematics and Science – there is ample opportunity to take part in a whole range of subjects during the day.

Up to three days per week the children take part in physical activity lessons, which include swimming, PE and games.

At break times children have a chance to mix with their peers and play outside.

The school day ends at 3:30pm for Lower Phase children, and 4:00pm for those in Upper Phase. Homework is set from reception onwards, and all children are encouraged to devote time to reading, spelling, tables and number bonds with their parents every day.