Broad Curriculum

When I Grow Up

When your child joins our school we know that we may be meeting a future scientist, soldier, ballet dancer, footballer, actor, concert pianist, lawyer, or, heaven forbid, politician. It seems that every week our children will change their answers to “When I grow up I want to be…” according to the activities of the week.

We see it as our responsibility to introduce our pupils to the widest feasible set of curricular and co-curricular activities to spark their interest. We take great pride in our pupils as they respond to different areas of the curriculum, or develop a range of hobbies and interests from the large number of lunch-time and after-school clubs that we run.

Engaging, Collaborating, Encouraging

Teaching isn’t about preaching from the front of the class. Our teachers engage with the pupils, use technology (iPads and educational software) to collaborate with them, encourage pupils to think and reason, explore the subject beyond the national curriculum, and bring the topic out of the classroom with field trips, trips to the museums, art galleries, theatres and concert halls.

We acknowledge the importance of the core subjects; maths and English, and they account for half the time on the curriculum. But rather than sacrifice other subjects for more time on them, we stick to our broad curriculum principles. We know that our low teacher/pupil ratios and our expert teaching deliver more competence in maths and English than any crammer can.