Year 1 (5-6 Years)


The curriculum in Year 1 is designed to progress smoothly from the Early Years Foundation Stage. It extends the children academically whilst ensuring breadth and balance in the activities on offer. They are encouraged to make their own decisions and to work independently. National Curriculum principles are combined with the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) to provide a wide range of learning opportunities.


The children follow eight Personal Goals - enquiry, resilience, morality, communication, thoughtfulness, cooperation, respect and adaptability, all of which underpin individual qualities and learning dispositions we believe our children will find essential in the 21st century.


Swimming lessons begin in Year 1. The children use our own pool at St Edward’s Senior School. Music, PE, ICT and French are taught by specialist teachers.