Junior School Curriculum

Recognition of each child or young person as an individual with unique talents begins in our Nursery with a Froebel learning approach.  This recognition continues as young people transition into Junior then Senior School on their own personalised educational journey.

We follow Curriculum for Excellence throughout our Junior School and this continues into Senior School.

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 Maths, alongside developing creativity and critical thinking skills, is our priority at Hamilton College Junior School. 

Whilst focusing on skill development we also encourage out pupils to take risks.  Pupils learn why taking risks is important, and understand and accept the fact that we all make mistakes and that is through mistakes, challenges and trials that we truly learn.  

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.