Curriculum

At Farleigh we aim high. We seek to foster in your child curiosity and a real enjoyment of lifelong learning. Our multi-sensory approach encompasses every type of learner: visual, kinaesthetic and auditory; and exciting teaching methods ensure children are encouraged to be active participants, rather than passive listeners.

The curriculum is broad and differentiated, tailored to individual needs. The Arts, Sciences, Humanities (Religious Studies, Geography, History) and Languages, together with high spiritual and moral values are at the heart of the school curriculum. ICT (Information and Communication Technology) is integral to the teaching of these subjects.

Education is not just about knowledge. At Farleigh, we educate our pupils for the modern world, equipping them with the soft skills they will need for the future. Examples of how leadership, team work and co-operation are woven into the curriculum include: group and pair work, class and year group trips and the Ambassador Programme (in Years 7 and 8).

Children are taught examination techniques and receive training in study skills to enable them to become independent learners. Pupils in Years 3, 4 and 5 are taught predominately by their form taker with specialist teachers for Art, DT, Games, Music and Drama.

Learning Support is available for children with specific educational needs and for those identified as gifted and able.

Parents receive regular attainment and effort grades and two written reports per academic year. As well as Parents' Evenings which take place once a year, parents are welcome to discuss their child's progress at any time.