Termly fees: Juniors: Years 5-6 including lunches and the cost of personal learning devices is £4,311 per term. Years 3-4 including lunches is £4,206 per term. Reception, year 1 & year 2 (Pre-Prep) is £3,780 including lunches. Squirrels Pre-School: Full time, including lunches is £3,497 per term. Part time (cost per day) including lunch: £640. Per morning (9am – 1pm), including lunches is £520 per term.
Religious denomination: Christian
The curriculum: Broad, balanced curriculum with exciting topic-based work which is explored across all subject areas. Each child is supported to achieve their full potential academically with ‘limitless’ opportunities to discover their passions and learning strengths. Sport, art, music and outdoor learning are extremely strong.
Extra curricular activities: A fantastic range of extra-curricular activities from sewing and pottery to cricket and African drumming. Staff and external specialist teachers and coaches run over 65 lunchtime and after school clubs. The majority of the clubs focus on enjoyment and exploring new interests. Some of the clubs are by invitation only to provide the children with the opportunity to develop their skill level. There is also a rich mix of school trips and activity days, including a week in France for Year 6 children, a trip to Osmington Bay for Year 5 and a residential to Mill on the Brue for Year 4. Visits are to local historical and educational sites, and many themed days make full use of the school’s grounds.
Pastoral care: Every child at The Paragon should feel secure and affirmed, valued for who they are regardless of their ability. Children feel comfortable about approaching a teacher to talk about something that’s bothering them. Strong relationships with parents help identify problems at an early stage. A school council, with democratically elected representatives from Year 3 up, meets monthly with the Head.
Outstanding characteristics: The Paragon is a vibrant school, full of fun and energy. Its friendly family atmosphere and belief that happy children learn best, is at the heart of what they do.