The purpose built Pre-Prep School hosts a variety of age-appropriate facilities that support the curriculum in a manner of ways. Each classroom has its own Interactive Whiteboard and mini-suite of computers. The rooms are well resourced with educational resources that support the delivery of the curriculum. Year 1 classrooms have access to an outdoor terrace to support the transition from Early Years with a plethora of opportunities for exploratory play.
There is a dedicated Primary ICT suite, Music room, Design and Technology room and Art area. In addition to this, each Primary floor boasts a generous shared area which allows entire year groups to collaborate and work in a variety of challenging ways. The design and layout of the shared areas changes with the Topic each half term and both students and staff are involved in developing these learning spaces to create a real sense of ownership.
The Primary curriculum follows the UK National Curriculum 2014 for Mathematics, English and Science. ‘New Primary Curriculum’ and the UK ‘Primary Strategy’.
Foundation subjects are taught through six half termly Topics that drive the focus of the curriculum. The class teacher teaches the majority of the curriculum. English and Mathematics are taught both as discrete entities and as linked units to the half termly Topic work.
Each class in the Primary School receives specialist teaching in Music, PE and Languages (either Arabic or French).
The Primary week runs from Sunday to Thursday; starting at 7.45am and finishing at 2.15pm.