School Life

The happiness and welfare of our students is of utmost importance to us at Ivy House School. In order to achieve their full potential, we ensure the children are happy and comfortable in both pastoral and academic aspects of their school life.

Each member of our staff takes responsibility for the pastoral well-being of the children. We teach our children to be kind to one another and to be respectful of themselves and others.

As a non denominational school, we teach tolerance and respect for all beliefs and celebrate festivities from world faiths. Through our PSHE curriculum, the children explore the meaning and practice of respecting equality and diversity.

The views and opinions of the children are taken through the School Council whose representatives meet to discuss key school issues. The School Council discuss school life and opportunities outside of school that enable us to improve the lives of others.

Good behaviour is celebrated by teachers in class and certificates are awarded in our weekly Achiever Assembly on Fridays. The certificates celebrate pupils who have shown values upheld through the Ivy Way. Certificates also reward those demonstrating key characteristics of effective learning such as perseverance and critical thinking.

Our PSHE curriculum develops understanding of a maintaining a healthy body, mind and relationships. Our school caterers, CH&Co, teach the children about nutrition through the healthy choices available at lunch and special themed menus.

Furthermore, with Golders Hill Park next door, children get regular exercise and fresh air throughout the school day. Ivy House School also promotes healthy practices such as walking to school, of which more details can be found in our School Travel Plan.