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Co-Educational success for Carrdus




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In September 2019 we announced that our school was becoming a fully co-educational establishment, for girls and boys aged 3-11.

Both boys and girls thrive at Carrdus under the direction of the Carrdus Pathway, our holistic approach to learning and the foundations for school life both inside and outside of our classrooms. Our hands-on learning allows all children to be masters of their own destiny and learn by ‘doing.’ We believe this approach along with the Carrdus Pathway is a particularly successful model for boys in education. Boys, historically being more active and energetic certainly reap the benefits of our 11 acre site with an abundance of play equipment sparking imagination and allowing them to be adventurous through climbing trees, building dens and participating in a wide range of sports and clubs.

The implementation of new sports ensuring there is a varied offering for both boys and girls has meant we have introduced cricket and tag rugby to the school curriculum which will complement the vast array of sports already on offer. Headteacher Edward Way said of the move;
“The decision to go co-educational was a really exciting development for the school. Many past and current parents have and continue to tell us that they wish their sons could stay at Carrdus all the way through the school and benefit from its outstanding education as well.”

"Parent demographics are changing, and many families are now seeking a prep school that can serve the needs of their daughters and sons. We are really thrilled we are now fully co-ed. Girls and boys of all ages will really benefit from all that Carrdus has to offer and the addition of older boys will bring a very positive and exciting new dynamic to the school.”

In the May of 2019, the Independent Schools Inspectorate took place at Carrdus. The ‘Excellent in all areas’ outcome of this tri-yearly inspection has recently added the popularity of Carrdus School and we continue to enhance the pupil experience. The key findings from the report stated;

“The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent. Pupils achievements across a broad and challenging curriculum are excellent. Pupils’ excellent achievements result from their extremely positive attitude to learning and strong support and feedback from teachers, relishing challenge and are confident learners. Pupils showed an advanced sense of moral understanding and exemplary behaviour.”







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