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Individualised learning

You know your child best, and we know that they are each very individual. We ensure we keep an ongoing and open conversation with you about how your son or daughter is progressing, and we discuss any concerns or achievements frequently. Teaching and supporting your child as an individual, with genuine personalised learning, is the principle to all we do, and we know this works the best for our pupils.

Reception – building strong Early Years Foundation

In our recent Literacy and Numeracy assessments, our pupils in Reception achieved results high above the national average, and this level has been maintained. Teaching and activities in The Nursery Class and Reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage which covers:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Physical Development

With four specific areas of learning:

  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Much of this is achieved with structured learning through play.

Years 1 and 2 inspired through wide and varied curriculum

Pupils’ learning in Year 1 and Year 2 in about continued learning of new skills as well as consolidation on the foundations laid in Reception. With our wide and varied curriculum, your son or daughter will be stimulated and inspired through every lesson of the day. We also begin the introduction of some skills and subjects that are in the Key Stage 2 curriculum, so that the Year 2 pupils are more than ready at the end of their Summer Term to embrace Year 3 with enthusiasm.

Specialist Learning Support

We have a specialist Learning Support Co-ordinator for our Early Years and Pre-Prep children. This is a specialist not only in Learning Support but also in Early Years, and they work exclusively with our Pre-Prep children. Differences or difficulties in learning are spotted quickly by our well-trained staff, and following conversations with parents, subtle and discrete adjustments can be put in place to support a child’s learning.