In Key Stage 2, we provide a full curriculum education with emphasis on literacy and numeracy. We aim to match the curriculum to the child not the child to the curriculum. Some children benefit from a curriculum in English and/or Maths which gives them the opportunity to move at a pace enabling them to consolidate their learning, whilst others benefit from an accelerated curriculum.
We take very seriously the importance of having a firm base in literacy and numeracy on which to build further academic achievement, and the importance of acquiring the skills needed for a happy and successful life.
Our English Staff are specialists in their field. They are entirely conversant with highly structured multi-sensory remedial programmes – based on the work of leading dyslexia theorists. We offer a full English course, based on the National Curriculum, incorporating the Phono-Graphix ‘sound to symbol to meaning’ system of teaching reading, comprehension and spelling.
We teach in small classes, aiming to have a maximum of 14. These are split into smaller matched groups for English and Maths. Our pupils’ timetable includes the following subjects: English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, ICT, Design Technology, Art, Drama, Music, Religious Education, PSHEE, P.E. and Sport. We teach touch-typing to all our pupils.
Our senior school covers the Key Stages 3 and 4 of the National Curriculum. We take children from our junior school, from Moon Hall at Dorking and from other schools into Year 7 and into more senior years if there are vacancies.
We teach a wide range of national curriculum subjects except foreign languages. We use specialist subject teachers supported by dyslexia trained specialist teachers or assistant teachers.
Currently every pupil, whatever their difficulties, will sit three core GCSE examinations in English Language, Maths and Biology. In addition, they are able to take English Literature and are encouraged to select from another eleven or more options of GCSE or GCSE equivalent subjects. Please use the links in this section to see more information about our subject specific curriculums.