"The school’s strategy of planning and delivery through a ‘topic’ approach is very effective. The planning is to a very high standard and successfully overcomes the difficulties that are inherent in small schools. Consequently, the requirements of the National Curriculum and locally agreed syllabus for religious education are met in full and the pupils receive a wide-ranging and challenging diet of educational and personal experiences. There is a good range of well-attended extracurricular clubs, including sporting activities. The use of the local environment and history to raise pupils’ awareness of their heritage and reinforce their learning in all subjects is exemplary."
The Colden curriculum is based around a series of topics which are integrated into the National Curriculum and the new guidance from the qualifications and curriculum authority. We have always believed in a fully integrated curriculum which means that subjects are not taught in isolation, but rather reinforce each other. This ensures that we meet one of our key aims:
to develop flexibility of thinking and a sense of enquiry.
We are interested in a developing a life-long love of learning and our curriculum is designed with this in mind.