Our youngest pupils work towards the statutory Early Learning Goals of the Early Years Foundation Stage throughout the year, with a particular focus on Reading, Writing and Maths.
In Years 1 and 2 the children are taught following the main principles of the National Curriculum extending beyond the Key Stage 1 Curriculum Framework. Particular attention is given to numeracy and all aspects of literacy – phonics, reading, grammar, handwriting and comprehension. Essential oral, listening and questioning skills are also developed. These are fostered across the whole curriculum. We have expert specialist teachers who teach the children in Lower School for Music, French, Drama and PE/Games. The timetable also includes Science, History, Geography, as well as more interactive subjects such as Computing, Art and Design. In Year 2, Verbal & Non-Verbal reasoning skills are introduced.
In the Upper School pupils study the same subjects in greater depth and Philosophy is introduced into the curriculum. Economics is added to the Year 5 curriculum and Latin is added to the Year 6. Our curriculum is geared to achieving success at 11+ when the children are in Year 6 but it remains robust, vibrant and equally balanced between all subjects.