Our aim is to provide the best possible primary education in a stimulating and creative environment. We want to develop a passion for learning, inspired by high-quality teaching and developing and building upon individual strengths and talents. We expect all children in our school to reach age-related levels, in line with national expectations, as a minimum, and we aim to ensure that the barriers to learning are removed, so that every pupil in both our primary and secondary phases reaches their full potential.
We use a cooperative approach to support children from our rich and diverse community to achieve educational and personal success. We aim to prepare our children for the world by bringing the world into the classroom. We aim to create a safe and secure learning environment in which children are known, valued and motivated to learn.
Guide to the National Curriculum
Key Stage 1
Children move into Key Stage 1 when they are five, at the end of their Reception year. We are careful to ensure a smooth transition into Year 1 by building on their experiences and achievements in the Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Learning Term by Term
Key Stage 2
Children move into Key Stage 2 when they are seven, at the end of Year 2. Our children are taught life skills that help them to understand wider issues such as tolerance and citizenship. They are encouraged to take on greater responsibility for their learning and development. Children are increasingly made aware of learning goals and areas for development. Children in Key Stage 2 continue to have a daily literacy and numeracy lesson.
Our newly designed curriculum aims to inspire and motivate pupils while providing for their academic, moral, physical, creative, personal and social development. Children learn through a careful balance of specific teaching programmes and a topic based approach. In Key Stage 1 and 2 the curriculum is made up of core subjects; English, Maths, Science and Computing and additional curriculum areas of art and design, design technology, history, geography, music, physical education and personal, social, health and citizenship education.