We have created a rigorous, rich and diverse curriculum that goes well beyond the national curriculum, and gives your child the chance to excel in many areas.
From the earliest age, we’ll encourage your child to embrace challenge, and to understand how hard work leads to success. When they try hard and persist, we reward them so they learn that this is the way to achieve their goals and dreams. We encourage pupils to take risks and to recognise that failure is inevitable when you’re learning something new, as long as you learn from it and keep on trying.
When a child joins The Mill Hill Education Group at age 3, they begin a journey that will carry them through to age 18 and beyond. Our curriculum runs seamlessly through every school in The Foundation, and is designed to prepare your child for life in the 21st century. It teaches children to think creatively and critically, and builds flexible skills for a fast-changing world of new technologies.
Just as crucial in our learning are the interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, teamwork and leadership skills, and the ability to think on their feet and work under pressure that will equip our pupils, no matter what the future brings.
How to be a Belmontian
The three most important qualities we expect from all Belmontians are to:
and we’re proud to say that the children more than live up to this.
Entrance is assessed via CAT4 cognitive assessment, from GL.
CAT4 is one of, if not the most unique school assessment in circulation. Most children will not have encountered either the CAT4 question types or the format, previously. The good news is that the very specific nature of the exam, means that with effort and perseverance it is possible to achieve confident preparation for your CAT4 entrance exam.
CAT4 is broken into 4 broad categories:
We have partnered with the test experts at Ready Steady Pass, to bring you the most accurate and best value CAT4 practise material for children between 6 and 13 years of age. The tests are prepared by specialist CAT4 writers and audited by AQA and EdExcel exam markers, and ISI independent school inspectors. Tests aretaken online, include unlimited resits and emailed results including answer sheets to share with tutors and parents.
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What questions can I expect?
Each of the 4 questions categories in CAT4 (which GL call "batteries") has two different question types, creating 8 mini exams.
Quantitative Reasoning assess numerical questions, with a focus on patterns and relationships:
Number Series questions involve identifying the missing number in a sequence.
Number Analogies questions are to do with spotting the relationships between pairs of numbers.
Verbal Reasoning asses the relationship between words:
The Verbal Classification battery focuses on word classes and word types.
Verbal Analogiesquestions identify the relationship between pairs of words.
Non-Verbal Reasoning looks at the relationship between shapes:
Figure Classificationasks you to spot the relationship between a series of images and select the image that matches them.
Figure Matricesshows a pattern of shapes presented in a square, challenging us to choose the missing shape.
Spatial Reasoning is a particular kind of non-verbal reasoning:
Figure Recognitionquestions challenge us to find a hidden shape within an image.
Figure Analysis questions, sometimes called Folding questions, present the challenges of recognising unfolded paper that has been hole punched at a certain fold.