Curriculum

Beech Hall Nursery


The Nursery aims to give children the best possible start to their education. The children follow the Early Years Foundation stage from birth to 5 years. They are encouraged to develop at their own pace in a caring, supportive atmosphere. Play is adult or child led and helps children to get to grips with the fundamentals. When they are ready the children are introduced to counting and number work. They may start reading and writing. French and music are introduced and taught by School specialists.

The pre-school children join the reception class three afternoons a week and enjoy the expertise of a qualified teacher, helping the transition to school.

Little Griffins has two named SENCO’s (Special Educational Needs coordinators) who are the Early Years Professionals. The role of the SENCO is to provide support for the children with special educational needs. There is a named Safeguarding of Children Coordinator ( SoCCO) whose role is to provide advice in the safeguarding of the children.

Infant & Junior School Curriculum

Building on the experiences and foundations laid in the ‘Little Griffins’ Nursery, the children naturally make the transition to Beech Hall Infant School. Our small classes provide a high level of individual care and attention. The children in our Infant and Junior sections benefit from a broad curriculum. The importance of reading, writing and mathematics is stressed and these are taught by the child’s form teacher who is also responsible for the excellent pastoral care that our children receive. In addition, pupils benefit from specialist teaching in Science, IT, Music, Physical Education, French and Art. Beech Hall children are encouraged to take an interest in and develop an awareness of, the world around them together with the development of their creative and physical skills.

Senior School Curriculum

At Key Stage 3 (ages 11 – 14) pupils study the following subjects: English, Maths, Science, French, German, Art, Design Technology, ICT, Drama, Music, PE, Geography, History, RE, PHSE/Citizenship.

At the end of Year 9 pupils usually choose nine or ten of these subjects to study at GCSE. In Science we are able to offer individual sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) or the Dual Award.

Further details of the GCSE options are available from Mr Allen, Headmaster. Alternatively please download a copy of our Subject Choices Booklet and Y9 Options Form below:

Subject Choices Booklet 2016

Y9 Options Form