Winchester House School
OX Magazine talks to Head of Winchester House School, Emma Goldsmith about inspiring young minds...
What, in your opinion makes Winchester House School special?
Winchester House is not just a school it is a vibrant and thriving community, there is a sense of purpose and energy which is infectious. We have a new video that you can see on our website which captures this.
Tell us more about the school...
What strikes you when you visit Winchester House is the boundless energy and confidence of the children.
This confidence is developed through a thoughtfully designed curriculum which focuses on developing a child's self-esteem to ensure they will get the most out of their learning experience. We have an outstanding body of teachers whose imaginative and inspirational teaching encourage the children to pursue excellence in all that they do.
When you walk into Winchester House and see the oak panelled Reading Room, stunning dining room and school chapel you feel the sense of history and the tradition of the School.
Your website talks about ‘life-long learners’ – what do you mean by that?
Our aim is to foster a child's curiosity so they never stop asking questions and leave Winchester House with a thirst for learning. The ideal is for our children to develop the intellectual flexibility to meet the challenges of the senior school of their choice.
We understand your children went to Winchester House School – why did you choose it?
Winchester House allows parents to give their children the opportunity to try a wide variety of activities and learning opportunities.
Our week stretches across five and a half days with matches on Saturday afternoons allowing us to provide a real balance of activities, sport, the creative arts and academic pursuits.
From Year 5 all subjects are taught by a specialist teacher. We also offer a wonderful and wide range of opportunities for children to try new things including equestrian, skiing, wood sculpture, film animation, and bagpipes!
For more information and to arrange a visit to meet Emma Goldsmith, Head of Winchester House School, please visit winchester-house.org or call 01280 702483. The next open morning is on Saturday 16 May 2015.
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