The course of study is wide and varied, encompassing traditional values and work required by the National Curriculum, with particular emphasis on Literacy, Numeracy and Science. Also included are Religious Education, History, Geography, French, Art, Music, Drama and P.E. All children have access to a computer with appropriate educational programmes.
Our pupils have achieved good examination results over the years, gaining places at a variety of selective schools, both in the independent and the state sectors. All children, whether or not they are examinees, follow the same curriculum taking full account of each child's ability. We do our own teacher assessment for S.A.T.S. based on previous tests which go to the senior school with the pupils. The tests for Literacy and Numeracy have been developed to reflect the changes now in widespread use.
It is our aim that they should be approximately a year ahead on average at the age of eleven, so that they leave here feeling confident in their work, with a sound basis on which to build their secondary education. Children with difficulties are treated with respect and are encouraged and helped to reach their full potential.
Until they are fluent and confident readers, pupils are given one-to-one reading tuition by a teaching assistant specially employed for this purpose. This service is extended to any child at any stage in their schooling who may be experiencing problems, thus enabling all children in the school to reach their full reading potential.
There is a library which the children are encouraged to use to improve their reading and research abilities. Trips are arranged to places of interest and project work is done prior to the outings to make these visits relevant.