Lower School (Year 1 - 3) Careful planning ensures the transition from Foundation Stage to Year 1 is as smooth as possible. Year 1 ensures all the National Curriculum objectives for Year 1 are covered in depth and the move to a more formal style of learning is gradual and is done when the child is ready to move on. Although the national curriculum is followed, learning is carefully designed to be exciting, engaging the pupils in the topics and encouraging the pupils to develop their own lines of enquiry.
Further up the school, pupils quickly adjust to more formal styles of teaching but creativity and independence of thought is still valued and encouraged. Pupils cover areas of learning in more depth and strive to master an objective before moving on. Homework is set more frequently and pupils are supported to take more responsibility for their own achievement.