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Education & Curriculum

Education and Curriculum

The education and curriculum at Spring Grove is designed to develop knowledge and skills and nurture a love of learning that will be lasting for all of our children. The curriculum includes material to meet the National Curriculum requirements for the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, but we expect to extend most children well beyond national levels. Please see our Curriculum Policy for more information.

Destination schools
Our wide-ranging education and curriculum is the basis for preparing children for the next stage in their schooling – whether that is senior state or private education. As a completely independent Prep school, our focus is always on ensuring we support children and their families to make the best choice of secondary education for their child. That choice includes sitting the Kent Test (11+) for a place at a local grammar school, usually in Ashford or Canterbury, or entrance and scholarship exams for one of the wide range of local independent schools. We are very proud of our success rate in the Kent Test, and up to half of our leavers go on to local grammar schools, while others go on to independent schools including Ashford School, Kent College, St Edmund’s School, Sutton Valence and The King’s School, Canterbury.

Supporting our teaching, our active Learning Support department is committed to identifying and assessing the individual needs of each pupil to ensure all our children reach their full potential.


Early Years Foundation Stage:Education and Curriculum

Teddies: Ages 2 – 3 years
Giraffes: Ages 3 – 4 years
Reception: Ages 4 – 5 years

Key Stage 1:

Year 1: Ages 5 – 6 years
Year 2: Ages 6 – 7 years

Key Stage 2:

Prep 3: Ages 7 – 8 years
Prep 4: Ages 8 – 9 years
Prep 5: Ages 9 – 10 years
Prep 6: Ages 10 – 11 years

Please go to the separate pages for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.