Curriculum & Extra Curricular
In the early years of the school we followed the national curriculum with results at Key Stage 1 generally being well above national norms. This continues into Key Stage 2, but as the boys get older our curriculum is more in line with Common Entrance, which is the traditional course of academic study followed in Prep Schools.
The top four years work very much like a secondary school with boys moving from class to class, dependent on the subject being taught. The first five years work like a primary school with a single class teacher teaching most of the subjects, but we do make use of our specialists when teaching the younger boys for art, music, PE, ICT and French.
In keeping true to our ideal of the individual counts, our academic curriculum is very much built around individual needs with a strong learning support department and extension for the most able.
After a very busy day at school we feel that the youngest boys should head home at the end of the day and have time to unwind and relax. In the middle years the extra curricular programme kicks in with activities that vary from term to term, but typically include things like Chess, Football and Arts and Crafts. In the Senior years this provision is extended and we may often go off site to broaden the range for example, a cross country club taking advantage of suitable local amenities.
At all stages educational visits are made with four residential trips taking place in the Senior part of the school. We place such emphasis on these overnight trips that they are factored into the school fees and parents are not charged extra.
You can read accounts of three recent school trips via the Parents Portal site here (please note this link will open in a new window):