The school curriculum is essentially divided into three phases:
- The Early Years Foundation Stage (for children aged 5 and under)
- Key Stage 1 (5 – 7 year olds)
- Key Stage 2 (8 – 11 year olds)
By means of appropriate development activities and adult support, the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum leads to the acquisition of the Early Learning Goals and prepares children to progress with confidence towards the National Curriculum.
KS1 provides a happy and caring environment in which the pupils are encouraged to develop and flourish.
The National Curriculum is followed and enriched. High priority is given to the core subjects – English, mathematics, science and computing. There is particular emphasis on the acquisition of reading and numeracy skills. In Year 2 pupils will complete the KS1 standard attainment tests (SATS) during the first part of the Summer Term. Boys are prepared for entry into schools at 7+ which best suit their needs.
“The thing I like about Lyonsdown School is that it is small and has a warm atmosphere. It is easy to get around, which makes it cosy”