The moral development of the pupils is excellent and a strong sense of integrity pervades the work and actions of the school.

Independent Schools Inspectorate

Curriculum

The moral development of the pupils is excellent and a strong sense of integrity pervades the work and actions of the school.

Independent Schools Inspectorate

Setting the foundation for learning and structure of school days ahead, Abercorn provides an environment where small classes and teacher support allow all of our children to flourish and be happy. Children at Abercorn are confident and settled from their first day.

Our child-initiated approach to learning is designed to inspire and reflect the interests of our children. Skilled Early Years teachers channel their interactions with the children to deliver stimulating classrooms and knowledge which is meaningful to children in their formative years. Classrooms are transformed to bring to life topics, enhancing exploration and discovery.

During these early years, we believe assessment should be the result of a process of ongoing observation of a child in their natural setting, without the unfair pressures of performance on a specific day.

In Pre-Reception and Reception, children attend school for a full day and are taught by the class teachers, specialist teachers and assistants. Much of the teaching is topic based and cross-curricular and includes Science, Geography and History. Great emphasis is given to literacy, numeracy and life skills. Reading is taught primarily by phonics, but our educational approach varies to suit every child. Maths is taught using practical examples, early computer skills are introduced, and appropriate technology is utilised to reinforce learning.

The children enjoy weekly sessions of French, Music, Swimming, Physical Education, Yoga, Art and Cookery sessions.

At Abercorn our ethos is to encourage every child to do their best and to enjoy and achieve in all aspects of school life. Teachers pay particular attention to developing children's social skills to ensure that they are confident and ready to integrate with our older children when they move to Year 1 in our Pre-Prep building.

The moral development of the pupils is excellent and a strong sense of integrity pervades the work and actions of the school.

Independent Schools Inspectorate
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