Summary of the Curriculum

ks1-1The Foundation Stage

Young children come to Inchmarlo from a variety of different backgrounds, having had a range of diverse learning experiences at home and for most, some form of pre-school education. The Foundation Stage aims to build on these learning experiences by providing children with an appropriate learning programme to develop their dispositions to learn and to provide them with the skills and competencies they will need to succeed in
school and future life. The Foundation Stage also endorses good early years practice where teachers have more flexibility in terms of what they teach. This flexibility allows our teachers to follow the interests of the children, encouraging them to see links in their learning and to appreciate that the skills they learn in one area can be applied elsewhere.

ks1Key Stage One

Children at Key Stage One build and develop the experiences provided at the Foundation Stage. Continued emphasis will be placed on personal, social and emotional development as well as an explicit emphasis on the development of skills in Communication, Using Mathematics, Using ICT and Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities. Children will be provided with opportunities to develop these skills through a range of worthwhile, challenging, relevant and enjoyable learning experience.


ks2Key Stage Two

Pupils at Key Stage Two are encouraged to develop socially and to take on a greater degree of responsibility, both individually and within groups.

In P5 – P7 the curriculum becomes more challenging and more exciting as our pupils prepare for Grammar School. There is much emphasis on the three core subjects, Literacy, Numeracy and ICT, but French, Spanish and German are also taught by specialist teachers.

"The quality of the children's achievements and standards is outstanding" (Inspection Report 2010).

Music, drama, sport, chess, cookery, skiing, Eco club, debating are just some of the opportunities available to Key Stage Two boys – all part of the enriched environment of Inchmarlo.

Personal and academic targets are set for all pupils. These are monitored and reviewed regularly in order to help each boy achieve his potential and more.




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Inchmarlo Preparatory School
Cranmore Park
N. Ireland
+44 (0)2890 381454


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