"Learning is growing in doing, knowing and understanding."
Our Primary school follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales while utilising the International Primary Curriculum, a comprehensive, creative curriculum designed to develop students' international mindedness.
The youngest children in school (ages 3-4) begin with the Foundation stage, which targets physical and emotional development and the foundation of literacy, numeracy, communication and language skills. Children experience learning in a free-flowing, indoor/outdoor environment which supports their developing creativity and problem-solving skills.
The curriculum in Years 1-6 (ages 5-10) is comprised of core subjects, including Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Physical Education, Art, Music, Drama, Information Technology and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education). Children study French or EAL (English as a Foreign Language) depending on their own personal ability level, and students in Years 5 and 6 have a weekly Luxembourgish lesson in order to deepen their knowledge of their host country. This year, Luxembourgish is offered in Year 4 as well.
"By the end of Year 6, students, especially the most able, are highly articulate and read with fluency, expression and enthusiasm. They write confidently, use punctuation accurately and are fluent in a variety of genres. They are skilled at handling mathematical skills in a range of subjects, show independence and logical thought and achieve high standards of creativity in art, music and drama." - ISI Inspection Report, March 2015
Classes are kept small at St George’s, with a very positive teacher/student ratio. The average class size in Foundation (Nursery and Reception) is 20; Key Stage 1 and 2 classes vary from 20-24 students.
In keeping with our emphasis on challenge and care, Primary students are assessed regularly in Literacy, Numeracy, French, Science and IPC.
The "Good Things to Know" guides below provide a more detailed view of our curriculum for each year group, along with helpful information for parents and resources for student achievement.