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It isn't about stuffing young minds with facts and figures. It's about tapping into their curiosity, exploring topics and themes together, having a discussion rather than delivering a lecture.

Our Learning Wheel

Knowledge versus skills? The debate goes on and on – but we believe that it isn't a choice between one or the other.  

Our Learning Wheel places the pupil at its core, is holistic and integrates the key areas of knowledge and understanding with thinking skills and learning characteristics.

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    Outer circle

    We prepare young people to blaze a trail in whatever field they choose. They leave us equipped with a breadth of skills, ready to become responsible global citizens.

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    Learning Segment

    We group our subjects together into six curriculum areas. We teach subjects in an integrated way, because the future belongs to those who can think way beyond narrow subject boundaries.

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    Learning to think

    Education is not just about imparting knowledge. It’s about teaching young people how to think for themselves: critically, creatively and collaboratively.

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    Developing Character

    Fostering a secure bedrock of self-esteem and a sure moral compass is essential preparation for a future in a complex world.

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    Our Learners

    Our schools are small enough to ensure that each learner is known. By placing our learners at the centre of our approach, we create an education that allows individuality to flourish.

Our approach 

We group subjects that have a natural synergy. We encourage young people to explore links between different disciplines and to follow longer projects that pique their interest. Most of all, it’s fun.

Integrated learning  

Our integrated projects allow pupils to explore their ideas, as they work creatively and collaboratively across subjects. 

Shakespeare meets science

Watch students exploring echoes of scientific change in Shakespeare’s work, by investigating Galileo's science.

Both experiments required precision and analytical thinking. Students of all year groups showed initiative, independent thinking and lots of cooperation and collaboration.

“The teachers aren’t just answering questions in a book – and nor are you.”

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