The Primary School is committed to ensuring that our students embark on their learning journey in an environment that provides stimulating and exciting experiences,
and where the strong pastoral ethos helps the students feel safe, secure and happy to learn. We value each student as an individual and work hard to nurture their personal strengths and interests.
Our creative and integrated curriculum is underpinned by a structured approach to teaching the core subjects of English and Mathematics. Whilst our curriculum is guided and directed by the English National Curriculum, it also reflects our international setting and celebrates diversity. We are particularly proud of the breadth of our provision and the many opportunities for children to achieve. Outstanding specialist teachers are complemented by our impressive sport, technology and creative arts facilities. Students are taught by specialist teachers in the areas of Physical Education, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Mandarin and Music.
For foundation subjects we use the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). The IPC is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum for 3-11 year olds, with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for international mindedness and for personal learning. Learning with the IPC takes a global approach; helping children to connect their learning to where they are living now as well as looking at the learning from the perspective of other people in other countries.
The student’s are given a number of opportunities to be active members of the school community, with the recent addition of our whole school council. The student council representatives meet on a regular basis and work on whole school projects and support one local and one International charity.
Outside the classroom, we aim to provide memorable experiences that foster a real love of learning and personal development. In addition to an exciting range of theme days and visitors, students from Year 5 and 6 participate in residential camps. From visiting Guilin in China and undertaking a series of team building, culture exploring activities to an outdoor educational adventure camp, just on our doorstep.