Curriculum

Most subjects are class taught to a single year group of a maximum of 20 pupils. This enables teachers to provide individual attention, to consolidate basic skills, and to accelerate the attainment of high achievers. Subject specialists teach French, Spanish, Physical Education and Music throughout the Junior School. Musical instrument tuition is available on request. Literacy and numeracy are a priority at Sancton Wood. In English, pupils are given a sound grounding in grammar, punctuation, spelling, handwriting and reading comprehension. This is the foundation upon which the pupils are challenged to reach high standards of attainment in creative expression. In Mathematics, concrete experience and regular mental arithmetic practice form the basis for using and applying mathematical principles to problem solving activities

Pupils have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of computers in the multimedia Study Skills room. We also run accelerated Maths and English sets.