Curriculum Years 3 – 6
We pride ourselves in finding every pupil’s strengths through a combination of small class sizes and a broad curriculum. We allow each to flourish, whilst offering support in areas they may find more challenging. English, Mathematics and Science naturally form the core of the curriculum, but through the benefit of subject specialists throughout the whole school, our pupils also study French, Spanish, History, Geography, ICT, Religious Studies, Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE), Art, Music, Drama, PE (including games and swimming) and Forest School. A rounded programme of afternoon enrichment offers further opportunities to learn, achieve and enjoy.
All children follow the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2. This ensures that the subject matter is appropriate for the ages and aptitudes of all students.
In the Prep School we aim to keep our classes small – numbers per class are very much lower than in the state school model where children can feel lost in classes of 30 or more.
In Year 6 we opt out of the SATS testing system. This is because we teach the core subjects with added breadth, not just to meet the requirements of the tests. We also teach a wider range of additional subjects. Pupils in our Prep School learn French and Spanish as well as having Music and PE lessons with our Senior School subject specialists.