THE PRIMARY SCHOOL IS COMMITTED TO ENSURING THAT OUR STUDENTS EMBARK ON THEIR LEARNING JOURNEY IN A SAFE AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT. WE PROVIDE STIMULATING AND EXCITING LEARNING EXPERIENCES AND GIVE STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO PURSUE THEIR INDIVIDUAL STRENGTHS AND INTERESTS TO DEVELOP THEIR CURIOSITY, INDEPENDENCE, CONFIDENCE AND RESILIENCE WHEN MEETING NEW CHALLENGES.
Our strong pastoral ethos helps all our students feel safe, secure and happy to learn. We value each student as an individual and work hard to nurture their personal strengths and interests.
Our creative and integrated curriculum is underpinned by a structured approach to teaching the core subjects of English and Mathematics. Whilst our curriculum is guided and directed by the English National Curriculum, it also reflects our unique international setting and celebrates diversity. We are particularly proud of the breadth of our provision and the many opportunities we provide for children to achieve. Outstanding specialist teachers are complemented by our impressive sport, technology and creative arts facilities. Students are taught by specialist teachers in the areas of Physical Education, Learning Technology, Mandarin Chinese and Music.
For foundation subjects, we follow our unique Discovery Curriculum. Discovery learning is a comprehensive, concept driven, creative curriculum for 3-11 year olds, with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for international mindedness and for personal learning. Discovery learning takes a global approach with internationalism included in all units of learning; helping children to connect their learning to where they are living now as well as looking at learning from the perspective of other people in other countries.
The students are given a number of opportunities to be active members of the school community, with our extensive Student Leaders programme in Year 6 and our whole school council. House Captains and Student Ambassadors lead inter-house activities and assemblies, and play an active leadership role in the school library, canteen, in the playgrounds and in classes of younger year groups. The student council representatives meet on a regular basis and work on whole school projects and support one local and one International charity.
Outside the classroom, we aim to provide memorable experiences that foster a real love of learning and personal development. In addition to an exciting range of theme weeks and visitors, students from Year 4, 5 and 6 participate in residential camps, from visiting Guilin in China, to undertaking team building activities, and cultural exploration in local areas alongside outdoor educational adventure camps, just on our doorstep. In Years 1 and 2, our Forest Schools programme is causing much excitement as our younger students continue to explore and learn in our unique outdoor setting.