The Foundation Stage

Teaching in the Nursery and Reception classes is based upon the Foundation Stage curriculum, a copy of which can be obtained from the Department for Education (DFE) website. All Foundation Stage staff are trained and experienced in helping children learn and develop, within all areas of the curriculum and in keeping children healthy and safe.

The curriculum provides children with a broad range of knowledge and skills that build the foundation for good future progress through school and life.

Infant (Key Stage 1) and Junior (Key Stage 2) Pupils

Teaching in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two is based upon the National Curriculum, a copy of which can be obtained from the Department for Education (DFE) website.

All primary age groups are taught the eleven subjects of the National Curriculum; English, Mathematics, Science, Art and Design, Computing, Design & Technology, Geography, History, Languages (French), Music and Physical Education. P.S.H.E. (Personal, Social Health and Emotional Education) and Religious Education are also taught in addition to the above subjects.

Religious Education is taught in accordance with the Herts agreed Syllabus. Parents should contact the Principal if they wish their child to be excused from assembly or religious education in lessons. The school has no affiliation with any religious denomination and RE is broadly based.


Homework is set for all pupils, in accordance with our homework policy, which is available from the Policies page. All parents are expected to support this policy and to encourage children to hand their homework in on time.

Special Educational Needs (SEN)

We aim to support and encourage all our children, including those with special educational needs. We feel that the school, parents and the children all have a part to play in contributing to their success. We will always consult the parents if we feel a child may have special needs and invite them into school to discuss the situation. Equally, we are happy to be approached by any parent who has a concern about their child’s educational progress and development.