Curriculum

We believe there is no limit to what children can achieve with supportive teaching and guidance.

"The curriculum is broad, balanced and meets statutory requirements. It is also often very imaginatively delivered, including the use of engaging resources to help pupils’ learning and enjoyment. The school uses its central London location to provide a range of learning experiences beyond the school environment. These include art lessons at a local gallery and performances of plays, written by pupils, at the Royal Court Theatre. Music provides a very strong opportunity to increase pupils’ learning and is comprehensively delivered across the school."
OFSTED 2012

The Curriculum in primary schools is divided into 3 key stages:

  • Foundation Stage: 3 – 5 years
  • Key Stage 1: 5 – 7 years
  • Key Stage 2: 7 – 11 years

Key Stages 1 and 2 together form the National Curriculum.

The hours spent teaching per week excluding registration, assemblies, lunch and playtimes are:

  • Ages 5 – 7: 22 hours per week
  • Ages 7 – 11: 23.5 hours per week
National Curriculum

The National Curriculum is divided into Core and Foundation subjects and is taught to children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

The Core Curriculum subjects are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Religious Education

The Foundation subjects are:

  • PHSEE
  • History
  • Geography
  • Design and Technology
  • Music
  • Computing
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish (Key Stage 2)

Each subject has a programme of study and ‘attainment targets’ which specify the knowledge, skills and concepts that the children will be expected to acquire as they progress through school.