At Argyle House School there is a great sense of community. Teachers and pupils all know each other very well and the friendly and caring atmosphere makes the school a happy, enjoyable place to work.

Senior Teachers

We are delighted with the choice we made of Argyle House School for our two children. They are flourishing and the change in them is wonderful to see. The staff are all very approachable and the family atmosphere ensures any issues are overcome quickly and efficiently. As parents it is our priority to know our children are developing to their best and we have found that at Argyle House School.

Lynsey and John Rollins

Having taught at Argyle House School for over 30 years, I have witnessed many changes. These have included a broader curriculum and improved facilities yet at its heart it still remains the same ethos and standards that were present all those years ago! A small school yes, but with even bigger aspirations.

Mr G Thompson

As a parent choosing a school is a major decision. The qualities we looked for were class size, academic results and commitment of the teachers. Argyle House School has all of these attributes and more which creates an excellent learning environment. The school is of a size which allows the pupils and teachers to know each other extremely well which establishes a family atmosphere. There are also numerous extra curricular activities which broadens the children’s outlook in an enjoyable and positive manner. We enrolled our three children in Argyle House experiencing both the primary and senior schools and have been extremely happy with the personal development and academic results achieved.

Mrs Scollen

I learn new things in school, it’s fun and I have lots of friends

Joseph

Infant Department

Children pass from the Kindergarten to Reception with comparative ease, because they spend several hours each week with the children from the Reception class for various aspects of the curriculum.

Reception is the first class of the main school, but also the last class in the Early Years Foundation Stage Department; close links with parents are maintained and in this class the children follow the Early Learning Goals connected to the Early Years Foundation Stage. With the small class sizes and family environment that is created, the children go beyond the skills set down by the Government. This is the case for reading, mathematical and scientific skills. The activities are designed to be fun, to further enhance the learning ability of each child; these are reinforced by practical tasks.

There are a further two classes in this department; they enjoy a rich and broad curriculum emphasising that education can be fun and the family environment created within the school.

Mathematics, English and Reading are approached very much on an individual basis whereas Science and Personal, Social, Health Education are based on personal experiences and development. Sharing and caring are encouraged qualities, which are further enhanced by visits from various professional people, as well as visits to the local attractions in the area.

Music, ICT, Geography and History play important parts in the curriculum in the daily activities of the classroom. Percussion instruments are introduced within this department. Overall, the aim is to develop the children’s self-confidence and academic abilities, ready for the new challenges in the Junior Department.

Drama plays an important part in this department, where shows are put on every other year, in conjunction with the Junior Department.

Physical skills are intended to develop large/small controlled movements. This is achieved through various music and movement activities, as well as through structured PE lessons, which are skill based, and competition is introduced in small-sided game situations.

The children, from as young as four, are encouraged to be water-confident and learn the basic strokes needed.

Children within this department take an active part in the school's Swimming Gala and Sports Day, which happen at various times through the school calendar.