The Abbey curriculum is designed to offer breadth and balance to all of its pupils.
At its core, pupils study English, Mathematics, Science and ICT. The work is closely linked to the National Curriculum, although we do have the flexibility to ensure that the pupils develop a love of learning and a genuine enthusiasm for subjects such as History, Art and Geography.
Abbey pupils also have the opportunity to be introduced to Spanish and Mandarin through the innovative Abbey Language Scheme. In addition to this, in Year 3 pupils will learn a string instrument (violin, viola, ‘cello, mini bass) for the year as part of the curriculum, and for many this will sow the seed that will lead to an enjoyment of music for the rest of their lives.
As a school, we recognise that our curriculum must prepare the pupils for their future and therefore Food Technology, Religious Education, Design Technology and Sport all play an important part in the daily lives of the pupils. Through our emphasis on differentiation, progress and continuity, all pupils have the opportunity to achieve their full potential, thereby creating firm foundations for all future development.