Scarisbrick Hall First School

"Our First School provides an exceptional start for our youngest pupils as they begin their Scarisbrick Hall School journey. Our First School provides the very best independent education for children from Pre School to Year 4 while making the most of our stunning, unique environment and our dedicated staff."


The supportive ethos of our First School helps to develop your child as a whole. We pride ourselves on our high academic standards, as well as the confidence and kindness our teaching instils. The benefit of small class sizes, high-quality teaching and the outstanding environment at our school all support and prepare our youngest pupils for their academic development so they are ready to continue their exciting journey in Middle School, from Year 5-8.


Pupils in our First School benefit from the close rapport they build with their teachers within a small class setting. We believe that each child is unique and brings their own qualities to our independent primary school. We work hard to develop content of character from day one – a journey that continues throughout the school. Vital to this task is the quality of relationships between staff and children.


Sport plays a large part of life for pupils in our First School with the opportunity to participate in our specialist sports clubs including Fencing, Taekwondo. Our philosophy for these young children is to provide them with as much variety of opportunity as possible so that they can develop a breadth of skills which they can transfer from one sporting activity to another. We also want the children to enjoy being active by promoting a healthy attitude towards sport and fitness.

Performing Arts 

Pupils in First School from Reception to Year 4 are encouraged to experience a whole range of musical instruments and are given the opportunity to perform in school productions. As a progressive independent school, we encourage all our pupils, starting with the very youngest, to embrace the performing arts in all its forms and develop a lifelong appreciation of culture, music and the arts.

Beyond The Classroom 

There is far more to a independent primary school education than the lessons that take place in the classroom. First School pupils are given the opportunity to experience a wealth of additional activities to enhance their learning from day one of joining our independent school. These activities supplement our curriculum of lessons, core PE and Performing Arts and are designed to extend, enrich and excite pupils to develop resilience, determination, teamwork and self-belief.

Forest School

We are blessed with beautiful and extensive grounds at Scarisbrick Hall School. We work hard to incorporate the natural settings of our private primary school into the pupils’ learning in First School.


We have four qualified Forest School leaders who plan and deliver a bespoke programme of outdoor learning in and around our forest. The learning links to each class’s theme for the term and challenges the children creatively and socially as they work in teams to complete a number of tricky but engaging tasks.