When I first came here everyone was really inclusive, kind and welcoming. I have always felt so safe at Norland.Apolline, Year 5
In September 2020, we admitted our first boys to Year 4, where we have adopted a two-form coeducational model.
These classes will rise through the school, leading to full coeducation from Reception to Year 6 from September 2022, with all children being prepared for 11+ entry to their Senior Schools. The school is divided into two sections: Lowers Years (Reception–Year 3) and Upper Years (Year 3–Year 6).
In the Lower Years, children are taught in one of two parallel, coeducational classes per year group, arranged predominantly by date of birth. There is a focus on developing the basic skills of literacy and numeracy but the children are also introduced to a range of other specialist subjects: art, computing, French, music and PE/sport. Norland has an EYFS exemption in place.
In the Upper Years, children will, by September 2022, all be taught in one of two parallel, coeducational classes per year group, arranged by academic ability in core subjects, and by subject specialists.
Children usually start Norland in Reception; at this stage, entry is non-selective. It is, however, also possible to join the school at a later stage, in another year group, subject to an occasional vacancy arising.