Academic

The aim of our school is to give your child the chance to achieve in all areas. We teach independence and resilience, alongside academic excellence, whilst encouraging children to be responsible members of our society.

Our goal is to provide academic teaching and learning to the highest quality, we encourage children to participate in the wide range of cultural, sporting and extra-curricular activities available at our school, to widen knowledge and interests  ensuring the skill of teamwork is taught from a young age.

The curriculum for all year groups includes: English, Mathematics, Science, Art, Design and Technology, Humanities, Computing, Modern Languages, Music, Physical Education, Games, Religious Studies and Personal Social Citizenship and Health Education.

Homework is set every day, ranging from 30 minutes in Year 3 to 45 minutes in Year 6. Parents receive reports twice a year and are invited to attend two Parents’ Evenings to discuss their child’s progress.

Over 50% of the timetable in Key Stage 2 is taught by the Form Tutor. The remainder is taught by Specialist Teachers. We believe this is the ideal combination. It provides a stable classroom environment for younger pupils, and the older children have the added stimulation of specialist teaching (from Senior School teachers as well) to prepare them for the Senior School timetable.

Physical Education and Games are taught by fully qualified male and female sports teachers. Many Music specialists visit the school to teach instrumental lessons, help with Music classes and support orchestras, choirs and ensembles.

Art & Design

Within Art children have the opportunity to work on a variety of techniques such as: drawing and painting, collage, textile, 3D design, printmaking and digital media.

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Computing

In all Key Stage 2 year groups we aim to develop IT skills, building upon previous experiences and developing them further.

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English

The teaching of English covers three main areas: speaking and listening, reading, and writing.

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Humanities

We encourage children to develop their knowledge of people and places by looking at the local areas and issues as well as those in the wider world.

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Learning Support

Learning Support help pupils throughout their Colfe’s journey, ensuring a smooth the transition to the Senior School.

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Mathematics

At Colfe’s the ‘Busy Ants Maths‘ scheme (Collins) is used as the basis for learning in order to ensure every objective from the National Curriculum is taught.

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Modern Languages

At Colfe’s, all children have the opportunity to learn French and Spanish at Key Stage 2.

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Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education

PSHE gives children the tools to help them understand how they are developing both socially and personally and endeavours to investigate wider moral, social and cultural issues.

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Religious Studies

KS2 children learn about the six major faiths of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Sikhism and Hinduism.

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Science

Science is a key part of our curriculum - it aims to be awe-inspiring and develop children’s understanding of the world around them.

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How to apply

Find out more about how to apply for Colfe's School. Our main entry points are at ages 3, 4, 11 and 16.