|Peter Grant Way, Off Church Road, BH22 9UP, UK Ferndown|
+44 (0)1202 876556
WELCOME TO OUR SCHOOL!
By fostering the positive
values of care and
co-operation, we provide a
secure base for children’s
education. Children of all
abilities, colour and race are
treated equally and
encouraged to pursue
excellence. The school policy
for Race Equality confirms
We are concerned with the
quality of the efforts of the
pupils in achieving high
standards in all areas of the
curriculum, their social
relationships and their
attitude towards the
environment in which they
The school aims are threefold:
- A high quality of education
for every child.
- Care and concern for every
member of the community.
- Opportunities for pupils,
staff and parents to become
The school is organised into 4 main
groups: Year 5, Years 6 and 7 (Middle
Years) and Year 8.
In Year 5 the group is largely self–
sufficient and your child will, for the
most part, be under the care of their
form tutor aided by specialist teachers
Pupils with special educational needs
will be given additional support as
identified by the SEN Code of Practice.
In Years 6 and 7, the Middle Years,
there is a gradual transition to
match your child’s development.
There will be a move from formbased
teaching to learning with
specialist staff in designated areas.
By Year 8, your child will encounter
mainly subject orientated teaching
in preparation for his/ her transition
to the Upper School.
The children are taught in either
mixed ability groups or sets
according to subject and year group.
English and Mathematics are set in
all Years; French is grouped
according to ability in Years 7 and 8
and at KS3 extension sets operate in
DT and Science.
The National Curriculum prescribes
a curriculum that is relevant, broad
and balanced and it is broken down
into the following categories:
the core subjects: English,
Mathematics, Science and ICT.
the foundation subjects: Design,
History, Geography, Music, Art, PE
and a modern foreign language.
In addition it is a legal requirement
for all schools to embrace Citizenship.
Religious Education is taught to all
pupils. The school’s curriculum
also includes aspects of Personal,
Social and Health Education.
An integral part of the curriculum has been the
opportunity for pupils to participate in a variety of
day visits and residential courses. Extra-curricular
activities form an important part of school life and
staff and associates of the school are prepared to offer
a wide range of opportunities for the pupils.
The comprehensive programme varies each term and is published at the beginning of
each term. Timings could be during the lunch hour or after school. Clubs operating
in the past have incorporated sporting, cultural, religious and social pursuits.
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