Glossary

St George’s Weybridge: year groups explained and glossary

Year groups

St George’s Junior School, Weybridge (aged 3-11)

    · Lower Nursery - Pupils from the term in which they turn 3 years old

    · Upper Nursery - Pupils from age 3

    · Reception - This is one of our main entry points in which pupils join at age 4

    · Year 1 - Pupils from age 5

    · Year 2 - Pupils from age 6

    · Year 3 - This is one of our main entry points in which pupils join at age 7

    · Year 4 - Pupils from age 8

    · Year 5 - Pupils from age 9

    · Year 6 - Pupils from age 10. This is the year in which pupils will take the 11+ exam

St George’s College, Weybridge (aged 11-18)

    · First Year (National Curriculum Year 7) - this is one of our main entry points in which students join at age 11

    · Second Year (National Curriculum Year 8) - students from age 12

    · Third Year (National Curriculum Year 9) - this is one of our main entry points in which students join at age 13

    · Fourth Year (National Curriculum Year 10) - students from age 14. This is the year in which students begin their GCSEs

    · Fifth Year (Year 11) - students from age 15. This is the year in which students will take their GCSEs

    · Lower Sixth Form (National Curriculum Year 12) - this is one of our main entry points in which students join at age 16. This is the year in which students will take their AS-levels

    · Upper Sixth Form (National Curriculum Year 13) - students from age 17. This is the year in which students will take their A-levels

Glossary of words used often at St George’s Weybridge

Assisted Places – the St George’s Weybridge Assisted Places Scheme is aimed at families who would not normally consider independent education owing to financial reasons. See www.stgeorgesweybridge.com

Bursaries - Bursaries are available to help existing School families only. See www.stgeorgesweybridge.com

CISC (Catholic Independent Schools’ Conference) – http://www.cisc.uk.net/ St George’s Junior School, Weybridge and St George’s College, Weybridge are CISC schools.

Constant van Crombrugghe - the founder of the Catholic order of Josephites in the nineteenth century

Douceur – part of the Georgian family ethos, meaning observing social conventions, gentle and compassionate

EAL – English as an Additional Language

Georgian family – encompassing the wider world including everyone studying, working, friends of or related to anyone at St George’s Weybridge – past, present and future

HMC - (the Headmasters' & Headmistresses' Conference) is a professional association of Heads of the world's leading independent schools: http://www.hmc.org.uk/about-hmc/ St George’s Junior School, Weybridge and St George’s College, Weybridge are HMC schools.

HMCTT - (Headmasters' Conference Teacher Training): See http://www.hmcteachertraining.org.uk/

IAPS - Independent Association of Prep Schools. See https://www.iaps.org.uk/

ISI report – Independent schools inspection report carried out by the Independent Schools Inspectorate

Josephites – The Josephites are a Roman Catholic Congregation of Priests and Brothers founded in Belgium in 1817 specifically to work with young people. Currently our confrères work in England (at St George’s Weybridge), Belgium, California, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon and Cameroon. See: http://www.josephiteweb.org/

LDD – Learning difficulties or disabilities

NFER - National Foundation for Educational Research

Old Georgians – old boys and girls from St George’s Weybridge and its predecessor schools

Pastoral care - Pastoral care is an important feature of the School which provides our students with the support and individual attention they require to get through their formative years

Pedagogical Guide – St George’s Junior School, Weybridge uses Constant van Crombrugghe’s guidance for caring and effective teachers on a weekly basis. Van Crombrugghe was the founder of the Josephites in the nineteenth century

Politesse - part of the Georgian family ethos, meaning to be considerate, generous, modest, affable and caring

Reunite - St George's Reunite was established in 2003 to reunite former students from St George's College and St Maur's School with each other and with the School.

Russell Group universities – Russell Group universities are committed to the highest levels of academic excellence in both teaching and research. Russell Group universities are to be found in all four nations and in every major city of the UK. They operate globally, attracting international students and academic staff from many different countries, but also have a strong role and influence within their regional and local community. See: http://www.russellgroup.ac.uk/our-universities/

SEN – Special educational needs