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Curriculum

Children may be accepted into our Early Years Department from the term in which they are three years old.  This is followed by two years in Key Stage 1 and a further four years in Key Stage 2 in the Prep Department.

During Early Years the children are set achievable goals and observations are made in their Foundation Stage profiles.  Years 2 and 6 do not undertake SATs tests but are assessed by the class teacher to obtain a SATs level; this provides an opportunity for assessment without placing children in a pressurised situation.  Children’s progress is regularly monitored and tracked across all core subjects.

Avon House School has an excellent record in entrance examinations to independent schools at both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  We also prepare children for local state school entry at 11+.

Learning is directed by experienced class teachers with each class receiving regular input from specialised staff in English, maths, science, French, history, geography, music, art and PE/sport.  Avon House prides itself on providing a highly specialised learning environment in which children are able to reach their full academic potential.  Opportunities are provided for children to develop skills and understanding in a way which encourages curiosity, open-mindedness and critical observations.

The school has a Christian (non-denominational) ethos although the staff and pupils have diverse religious beliefs.  We are a multi-cultural school embracing many cultures and ethnic backgrounds and these we celebrate.