Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you can make for your child’s future, so we are delighted that you are considering Universal School for your child. We are dedicated to providing a quality education. Our teachers provide the children with an opportunity to achieve their true potential through a combination of high expectations and an encouraging atmosphere.
As children progress through Universal School, teachers and support assistants provide challenges and support appropriate to each child’s level. Values such as compassion, respect and friendliness are an integral part of the school ethos. Clear boundaries and simple rules make Universal School a happy and safe place to learn.
A strong work ethic permeates the school and all of our teachers are committed to delivering the very best of the University of Cambridge International Examinations curriculum. We also understand that for this to be successful there has to be an emphasis upon the enjoyment inherent in learning. A major strength of our school is its rich cultural mix, with children from a wide variety of countries. Our children learn to make friends and mix with people from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds making it an ideal place to prepare for life in a rapidly changing increasingly multi-cultural world.
Teaching and learning is enquiry based with an emphasis on problem solving and aims to build up pupils' abilities as learners. Work takes place both individually and in groups. Class sizes are generally small which allows for greater personal attention to each pupil's learning needs. Mandarin is also a major element of the curriculum at the school enabling pupils to learn one of the world's most important languages. Music, sport, drama and educational trips together with a range of other activities form an integral part of a broad curriculum that aims to help students learn essential skills, discover a range of interests and develop the confidence to pursue new challenges.
Great importance is given to pupil's conduct and behaviour. School rules are comprehensive and firm. They are based on the principle of discipline, respect and consideration for others. A positive and helpful demeanour is encouraged and rewarded. We also encourage pupils from an early age to take responsibility for their community.