Our broad curriculum is focused on providing individualised education and promoting problem solving. The school curriculum is designed to combine new teaching techniques with more traditional, proven methods of learning.
Access to on-site facilities like our state-of-the-art dining room, modern classrooms and science laboratories, large woodland with outdoor classroom, interactive technology, and impressive sporting facilities, supports children’s learning and development.
Curriculum by year group
From Reception up to the end of Year 3, every year group receives specialist teaching in Music, Swimming, Gymnastics and team Sports, while the core academic subjects are taught by form teachers. In Years 2 and 3 we introduce children to Drama, Art and French.
From Year 4 upwards, specialist subject teaching becomes the norm. The children benefit from a varied and inspiring curriculum with a weekly timetable that includes:
- Religious Education
- Sport (including swimming lessons)
Discover more about the curriculum for each subject .
Once children reach Year 7 and 8, setting for subjects is common. Senior pupils also benefit from bespoke preparation for senior school with extra scholarship sessions. Our unique Adventure, Leadership and Service programme prepares them for the step up to senior school, teaching core skills such as resilience, problem-solving, and orienteering, as well as personal development.
Annual school dramatic productions give the children an opportunity to showcase their acting, singing and dancing skills. Performances are always packed full of energy and enthusiasm, and enjoyed by parents, pupils and staff alike.
In Nursery and Pre-Prep children take part in the Christmas nativity play, while Year 3 present ‘Carols around the Fireside’. The annual Year 4 production takes place during summer term, with past performances including The Selfish Giant and The Jungle Book. Year 5 pupils work on a poetry themed production, and during spring term Year 6 and Years 7 and 8 offer up their own performances.
Past school productions
- A Right Royal Knees Up
- It’s About Time
Years 7 and 8
- Beauty and the Beast