Teaching & Learning

Danesfield Manor School

Teaching & Learning

We do not concentrate only on the here and now – how quickly a child can rush through a reading scheme, for example.

To prepare the citizens of tomorrow we must consider the world in which our children will live. It is essential that we build into our education programme opportunities to develop the intelligences and skills they will need.

We do not follow a conventional school timetable: it would be impossible to fit in all that we need.

Instead we devote our mornings primarily to mathematics and English studies and our afternoons to more practical lessons, with information and communication technology used as a tool in every subject. We supplement this with a wide range of before-school and after-school clubs so that children with a particular interest or talent can follow their pursuits to a much higher level. We offer modern languages, sport, swimming, music and art clubs. Every child can enjoy a very full and active day every day.

All main areas of learning follow the National Curriculum guidelines, but have the freedom to include more detail, breadth and interest in the schemes of work.

Teaching and Learning + Global perspective

Danesfield Manor children do consistently well in entrance exams to senior schools both in the independent sector and Grammar School 11+ exams. We have an excellent reputation locally for successfully placing children in their first choice secondary schools.

Our pass rate is well above the national average year on year and the current year’s results are made available for you to see when you come on your visit and on our website. You will also be shown the results of annual national tests that children sit each May.