As a school, we work quite closely with the Early Years department at the Bournemouth LEA and we have submitted ourselves for Early Years accreditation awards. We have been awarded all five and can boast a very successful Early Years team!
Foundation Stage - Age 3-5 yrs (Kindergarten & Reception)
Boys and girls have their own well-equipped area within the school where good foundations are laid for formal learning. The Foundation Stage has six equally important areas of learning. Each learning area contains a number of Early Learning Goals, which set out what most children are expected to achieve by the end of the Foundation Stage, and 'stepping stones' which help to show children's progress towards the goal.
Key Stage 1 - Age 5-7 yrs (Years 1 & 2)
A wide curriculum is followed, with the mastering of basic English and Mathematics being the core aim. As well as foundation studies in Science, History and Geography, the children enjoy Art, Design, IT, Drama, Music, Games, Gym and Swimming. Children have French lessons from Year 1. At the end of Key Stage 1, children take SATs tests to assess the levels at which they are working.
Key Stage 2 - Age 7-11 yrs (Years 3 - 6)
Children study to a demanding standard based around the usual National Curriculum and Common Entrance Syllabus subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, IT, French, PE, Swimming, Music, Drama, Art and Design. Children also do reasoning practice in Years 5 and 6, and write the National Curriculum SATs tests in Year 6 during May.