“The curriculum is planned well and provides pupils with rich, stimulating experiences.” Ofsted 2014. It is a broad, balanced and inspiring curriculum:
We try to root learning in real experiences, to ensure that pupils understand the point of their learning. This inspires them to work hard, to persevere, and to aim at the highest possible standards. The school minibuses are used regularly to support learning in context.
All subjects are taught rigorously, by teachers who love their subjects. We use subject specialists for some areas of the curriculum.
Several of our staff are highly qualified in outdoor pursuits. Adventurous sports are built into the curriculum. In PE we also have professional coaches in both competitive team games and individual sports.
Music, drama and art are central to the school. Children are encouraged to express themselves, and to learn how to perform. This is an important part of building an ability to approach challenges confidently in the future. They all happily perform to a very high standard in front of a variety of audiences. They also learn, from their arts work, that people express themselves and explore ideas in many different ways.