At first I thought I wouldn’t have been able to transfer very easily but on my first day I found out that I was actually better at Maths, English and other subjects than I thought.
In the first week my bus was a bit late which was quite stressful but I found out that all my teachers were ok when I told them what had happened. My form tutor is really nice and he reassured me it would all be fine.
I have made lots of friends.
One of the hardest things was the school timetable. At Primary school my timetable was flexible but at my new school each lesson is an hour and you have to be in a certain place at a certain time. You can’t be slow and if you are you will be late to class.
One of the things that Henley Montessori Primary has done for me is that it has given me lots of self confidence. I do not think I would have done anything as well as I have done for example: coping with stress of the bus, answering questions in class, finding my way around the school.
If I had not been in this environment with these people and had this experience I think I would have struggled.
By Alice Wasley
One of the questions which we faced often when describing our choice of school to others was ‘How will Alice cope when she has to move on?’ I was always hopeful that she would be capable and interested enough in learning to succeed wherever she moved to at secondary age. Without doubt Alice’s self-confidence has grown during her time at Henley in Arden Montessori Primary and she left equipped with the skills and knowledge that she needed to make a successful transition to a new, much larger school.
The school website advertises that they “provide a place where children can have confidence in themselves, develop into life long learners and reach their own unique potential. When the time comes to move on to other schools they are happy, confident and resourceful.” This certainly seems to be the case for Alice and our experience has been an extremely positive one.
Claire and Andrew Wasley