Our curriculum aims to help develop the children become lifelong learners, who can work independently and solve problems. We encourage a ‘growth mindset’ where pupils learn the skills of hard work, taking risks, being resilient, learning from failure, as well as making sure that they do the very best they can. The process of learning is equally important as to what they learn, as well as being broad and balanced.
Our curriculum sits hand in hand with tracking each pupil’s academic progress and is designed to set them up for moving into selective senior school entry. Working from the endpoint and then back through the year groups, each year of learning is carefully built upon the last. The end result is that our pupils receive a very high number of offers from selective senior schools and are very well prepared for enjoying their future studies.
We study all the National Curriculum subjects. French is taught from Year 2 onwards, with Spanish for our Year 6 pupils. Pupils are taught many of the subjects by their form teacher which allows for cross-curricular linkage, with additional subject specialist teachers for music, art, languages and sport. As a truly independent school we are able to choose the very best aspects of the National Curriculum and design learning opportunities to reflect carefully balanced and in-depth WGPS approach. This, in turn, provides support and challenge for all our pupils.
There are also a large number of extra-curricular opportunities which allow additional pathways for pupils to explore a width of experiences.
As a result, our boys and girls enter secondary school not only equipped with a width of experiences but a positive attitude to learning that will take them long into later life.