Head of Dunhurst
We teach by creating curiosity and setting challenges. Confidence grows as the children grow, and with it their desire to question and discuss.
Our distinctive approach to learning helps children excel academically. We are surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the South Downs, which we take every opportunity to explore. Learning at Dunhurst extends far beyond the classroom. Whether it is a lesson in Outdoor Work or Mathematics, outdoor learning is very much part of our ethos of educating through ‘head, hand, heart’. We pride ourselves in the creative nature of our teaching and learning. We also maintain as much freedom as is practically possible from the pressures of testing whilst underpinning our curriculum with rigour and quality. We go beyond the Common Entrance curriculum giving children a deeper and broader approach to learning that better prepares them for their senior school life.
Pupils at Dunhurst adopt the Bedales approach of a more inquisitive way of learning very early on. They relish the challenge of embracing new topics and enjoy the journey of learning in partnership with teachers and the community.
...this exchange of energy between teacher and pupils was replicated in other classrooms again and again.Good Schools Guide 2016, Dunhurst
When I wake up I think Yay, time for schoolMillie, Dunhurst pupil
Even though I haven’t been here very long, I feel as if I have been here for a lifetimeMiranda, Dunhurst pupil