We firmly believe in a holistic, balanced and broad education for sustainable development which is further enhanced by our provileged learning environment. Sustainability, cultural cooperation and respectful, lasting and rewarding relationships are placed at the centre of our educational philosophy and approach.
Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Critical Thinking are highly valued both inside and outside the classroom.
The Arts are a critical part of any good curriculum and allow for students to express themselves in ways in which they may not always be able to do in other subject areas. Strength of personality and individuality are aspects of a child's character that we believe should be developed as early as possible. Music is taught by a specialist teacher from Year 2 onwards. Art is on the curriculum from the very start of Early Years and is taught by a specialist teacher from Year 7 onwards. Drama is an important part of any English curriculum and is then available, along with Art and Music at GCSE and beyond for those that wish to learn about the subject in more depth. All three areas are also available through a wide range of extra curricular activities at lunchtime and after school.
You only need to watch our school video to realise what a wonderful environment our school is in. We are surrounded by a whole host of natural wonders and environmentally important locations. Any university, anywhere in the world will be happy to accept Geography and History as part of a students portfolio. These facilitating subjects are considered some of the most useful a student can study. Other Humanities subjects such as Politics and Business are also very widely accepted, especially for courses in related fields. It is important at both GCSE and IBDP that students choose at least one Humanities subject to ensure a broad subject base.
Spanish is taught to all students from Early Years until the end of Year 11. All Spanish students will also study catalan over that same period of time. French is introduced to all students in year 3 and of course english is the language of instruction. When mother tongues are added, It is therefore not unusual for our students to speak three or four languages fluently by the time they reach 6th form. Our teachers are experts in their fields, all mother tongue and with huge experience.
Science is taught throughout the school and then by specialist teachers to students in the secondary school. All students study science at IGCSE and IBDP. Our teachers are experts in their fields and we have a practical approach to learning so wherever possible students will learn through doing experiments. This hands on approach allows students to explore scientific theories and discover for themselves what is written in the text books.
From September 2021 all secondary students will have a google Chromebook which is especially good for collaborative learning and the sharing of ideas. We use Google Classroom as our online learning platform.