Our aim is for children to enjoy their time at school and to develop knowledge, skills, understanding and values in order to reach their full potential in all academic and social areas of school life. The learning of each year group is guided by the appropriate level of the British National and International Primary Curriculum ensuring that it is broad and balanced. Core subject areas from the British National Curriculum include literacy, numeracy and science. The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) combines foundation subjects; geography, history, Information Technology in thematic units that give students meaning to their learning. Creative Design, Expressive Arts and Physical Education are taught by subject specialists, allowing children to develop creative imagination and self-confidence.
In literacy we aim to provide a rich and stimulating environment in which children find interest and pleasure in communicating in English. Experienced teachers map learning objectives across to the IPC units so that students can make links in their learning. Students are offered many experiences to develop their interests in reading with fluency, accuracy, understanding and enjoyment. The development of handwriting skills forms an important part of literacy learning.
In numeracy and science we aim to develop a knowledge and understanding of the role of these subjects in everyday life. Children are encouraged to relate their mathematical and science skills to other areas of the curriculum for further consolidation.
Class teachers deliver health and social education through the school's Building Learning Power (BLP) programme. Students learn how to be resourceful, reciprocal, resilient and reflective in their effort and behaviour for learning.
Assessments across the Primary School is rigorous. The school is accredited by Cambridge International Examinations and Year 6 student exam papers are externally verified.