Education & Curriculum


The curriculum includes material to meet the National Curriculum requirements for the 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.

Our curriculum is the basis for preparing children for the next stage in their schooling. This includes the Kent Test for grammar school selection, in which we have a fine success rate. Some of our pupils go on to local independent schools, including Ashford School, Kent College, St Edmund’s, and The King’s School Canterbury.

Supporting our teaching, our active Learning Support department (which supports and trains all staff) is committed to identifying the individual needs of each pupil.


Early Years / Foundation Stage:

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.