With the launch of New Hall Nursery, the New Hall School has become the first Catholic school in Essex to offer educational provision from nursery through to sixth form.
New Hall Nursery celebrated its official launch with the Bishop of Brentwood, the Rt Rev. Alan Williams, visiting to bless the new building, take a tour of the facilities and meet New Hall School’s newest pupils. The nursery comes as a welcome addition to the school’s existing preparatory and senior divisions.
Katherine Jeffrey, principal of New Hall, said: “Introducing a new nursery allows New Hall to offer excellent wraparound care to more families and to expand the school’s promise to provide the best start in life.”
The nursery was completed over the summer and provides an inspiring environment for the school’s youngest pupils to explore, develop and grow. The specially designed building offers a spacious, bright and calm environment for children to explore and develop their natural abilities. The outdoor learning environment is a spacious area that incorporates sand and water play, a mix of Astroturf, real grass, elevated areas and natural planting, all chosen to nourish a child’s imagination.
New Hall is founded with a Catholic ethos and offers a distinctive ‘diamond model’ structure, offering co-educational learning from nursery until age 11, and again in the sixth form. From ages 11 to 16, girls and boys are taught separately in single-sex classes.
Words by Riana Dixon