“A broad curriculum, emphasising the importance of literacy and numeracy and designed to develop lifelong knowledge, skills and attitudes that allow our children to become responsible citizens, independent explorers, creative thinkers, problem solvers, team players and reflective learners”

Helen Schofield, Headteacher

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A broad, comprehensive and creative education with the highest expectations, our broad curriculum emphasises the importance of literacy, numeracy, science and languages.

It is designed to develop lifelong knowledge, skills and attitudes which encourages our children to become responsible, independent, creative and resilient.

Inspirational teachers, purpose-built facilities and an emphasis on using our rural location ensures that learning takes place in a stimulating and unique setting, in which every child is encouraged and motivated to succeed.

We encourage our pupils to discover for themselves, and in so doing create the self-confidence to question, learn, rationalise and understand the world around them.

Our children understand that learning can be fun, but sometimes it can be difficult and requires effort and application. We reassure them that making mistakes is part of learning and growing.

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English and Mathematics

Inspirational teachers, purpose-built facilities and an emphasis on using our rural location ensures that learning takes place in a stimulating and unique setting, in which every child is encouraged and motivated to succeed.

We encourage our pupils to discover for themselves, and in so doing create the self-confidence to question, learn, rationalise and understand the world around them.

Our children understand that learning can be fun, but sometimes it can be difficult and requires effort and application. We reassure them that making mistakes is part of learning and growing.

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Able Pupils

We identify outstanding talents in academic subjects, sport, music and drama. Our curriculum has provision to challenge and stretch these talented pupils through extension groups, specialist teaching and visits to secondary schools.

Curriculum and teaching

Teaching support

Pre-School, Foundation Stage, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two experienced and qualified teachers deliver our curriculum which is based upon statutory guidance. It’s adapted and strengthened to suit our pupils and to develop their independence and sense of responsibility.

LOWER SCHOOL

Reception-Year 3

Each of the two forms per year group has an experienced form teacher and at least one teaching assistant. Pupils are taught mostly by their form teacher and by subject specialists in some areas of the broad curriculum.

UPPER SCHOOL

Years 4-6

Pupils are taught by specialists in a wider range of subjects.

Years 5-6

Year 5 and 6 pupils are prepared for 11+ and a wide variety of entrance examinations by tailoring the learning activities to each pupil’s particular academic needs.

To find out in more detail about our educational processes, standards, assessments and reporting, click here.

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Enriched External Learning

Outdoor learning is a well established and essential part of our broad curriculum and is integrated into most subjects areas. The Lower School staff use their weekly outdoor sessions to bring the creative curriculum to life such as building celtic houses or learning coordinates using pirate maps.In the Upper school, learning is enriched using the outdoors in specific subjects such as scientific experiments on open fires, shakespeare productions, roman road building in humanities, norman siege weapons in DT, paella cooking in Spanish!

 

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Specialist subject teaching

Art – Years 4, 5 & 6

Coding – Years 1- 6

French/Spanish/Latin – Pre school to Year 6

Music Pre school – Year 6

PE and Games Pre school – Year 6

Verbal and non-verbal reasoning – Years 4, 5 & 6
(experienced teachers)