The Upper Primary Curriculum has been curated to combine traditional pedagogy with innovative methods to drive the highest academic standards for all our pupils.
Through the delivery of a broad and enriching programme, children are encouraged to make links with their learning and study concepts in great depth, thus allowing them to fully embed knowledge and skills.
The Upper Primary Key Stage 2 curriculum is centred around topics that lead to the pupil’s immersion in what they are discovering. The curriculum is underpinned by skills for success such as collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. We embed these skills to success into our curriculum and also through our entrepreneurship programme culminating in real-life opportunities to showcase business acumen.
The success of our Primary School is rooted in the strength of our community.
As a school, we pride ourselves on knowing every child well, which is essential for creating an environment in which every individual thrives. This is supported by a comprehensive set of pastoral care systems and procedures, many of which are student-led and include: Pupil Council, House Captains, Eco-Ambassadors, Wellbeing Leaders and many more. Our teachers monitor all aspects of children’s development and are quick to identify any needs and put support in place where required.
Project-Based Learning and 21st Century Skills
Our project-based, cross-curricular learning facilitates active and cooperative learning experiences and embeds innovation and entrepreneurship, which equip our pupils with the skills and attitudes needed to be successful in life in the 21st century. We want our pupils to be confident, well-rounded, critical thinkers who never stop questioning. For this reason, we ensure learning experiences are life-relevant, purposeful, and authentic. We ensure all our children enjoy as many, varied and exciting learning experiences as possible, by giving them access to a wide range of curricular and co-curricular opportunities. These include cross-curricular topics, a variety of sports and performing arts.
Academic success is important; however, we also believe in developing creative thinkers, problem solvers and children who know how to learn in an environment of mutual respect and enthusiasm.
Growth Mindset and Positive Can-Do Attitude
Our educational philosophy is centered around fostering a growth mindset and embedding a positive can-do attitude that ensures our children develop a long-lasting love of learning.
Our pupils are supported and encouraged in their learning. As a result, they are not afraid to take risks and enjoy challenges.
Underpinning the Primary School are our values of Collaboration, Diversity, Excellence and Togetherness which, combined, ensure that our value-based ethos and curriculum results in the creation of strong relationships, happy children and a welcoming and inclusive environment in which every child thrives. Thanks to the positive and effective pupil-teacher relationships, we ensure that all our pupils feel valued and well cared for. This also enables us to adapt the learning, personalising experiences and giving precise, tailored feedback so that pupils know exactly what they need to do to improve their learning.