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Key Stage 1
Year 1 & Year 2

Kickstart your child's journey into formal education on our Primary Key Stage 1 (Year 1 & 2) programme, for children aged 5 - 7 years old.


A new beginning in learning.

Leaving Primary Reception behind and moving into Primary Year 1 can feel like a huge step for both children and their parents. We are here to make this transition easier for everyone by supporting you and your child in their next learning step.

Together, we will develop their essential skills and knowledge they need to become responsible global citizens, through inspiring lessons, fun activities and a holistic approach to their learning and development – inside and outside the classroom.

In Primary Year 1, through our theme-based learning approach, we will focus on strengthening their knowledge of phonics, develop further understanding and skills through storytelling, and expand on their literacy and numeracy into other subjects like science, history, geography, PE or art. Suffice to say, their days will be varied, busy, and lots of fun!

In Primary Year 2, your child will be encouraged to work more independently, gaining autonomy in core skills and becoming important members of the school community. It’s an exciting year for children, parents and teachers.


5 - 7 years old
Teacher to child ratio
Maximum class size
Course dates
Academic Year 2022-2023
Term 3
24 April - 30 June 2023
Course dates
Academic Year 2023-2024
Term 1
21 August - 22 December 2023

Term 2
8 January - 28 March 2024

Term 3
15 April - 28 June 2024
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School Days
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
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Learning the Bell Way

Our approach

Our teaching approach draws from the National Curriculum for England, underpinned by the Bell Way.

Activities and lessons include:

  • English, maths, science and languages (French)
  • Geography, History
  • Personal, Social & Health Education
  • Design Technology & Arts and Design
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Music
  • Visits and excursions
  • Physical Education
What to expect

Learning outcomes

Children attending Key Stage 1 can expect to achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Develop their word reading and comprehension
  • Expand their vocabulary and enjoy reading for pleasure
  • Develop skills in handwriting
  • Learn to write creatively through short narratives
  • Build on their numeracy skills, including basic arithmetic
  • Develop a rich understanding of their culture and environment

What is your next step?

We recognise that this is a big decision for you and your family. We are here to help support you as much as we can.

If you would like to arrange a visit or speak to our Primary School team, please contact us here. If you’re ready to take the next step, get your registration started and fill in the application form.

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