Junior School

The journey at Hamilton College continues into Junior School - a vibrant learning hub, dedicated to recognising, building on and celebrating the individual’s strengths and
talents. The Junior School team has your child’s wellbeing and academic success at the heart of all they do.

We encourage all pupils to learn actively, to ask questions, discover answers and share their learning articulately. Our pupils grow in confidence and enthusiasm as they progress, taking responsibility for their own learning.

We believe the Primary years of a child’s school life to be integral in their educational journey. A strong foundation in the mastery of concepts and skills in Literacy and Numeracy, alongside developing creativity and critical thinking skills, is our priority.

Whilst focusing on skill development we also encourage our pupils to accept challenges and take risks. Pupils learn why taking risks is important, and understand that through challenges and making mistakes, deep learning takes place.

Class sizes are small. Our team of dedicated and inspirational class teachers is complemented by support assistants and pupil support-for-learning teachers. We also have an educational psychologist who works with our pupils on an individual and collective basis.

Pupils benefit from specialist teaching in Music, PE and Languages in all Junior School classes and begin the transition process to Senior School in J6 where they take part in English and Maths lessons with Senior School teachers.

Pupil voice is important and children contribute to our Pupil Council committee and at school assemblies.