Kindergarten (Nursery, Reception, and Year 1)

Our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) aims to provide pupils with the foundation and passion for learning that will carry them through their academic careers and beyond. 

Through English-only instruction, our pupils are encouraged to cultivate imagination, acquire the confidence to learn and explore, achieve resilience and independence, and to develop a lasting sense of curiosity.

Our objective is for pupils to become confident communicators able to express their ideas, feelings, and values. Pupils are taught the skills necessary to actively listen to others and to collaborate effectively within an international student body.

Our teachers create a supportive learning environment wherein our pupils can deepen their understanding of the world around them through play, observation, expression, creativity, and questioning of both adults and peers all while participating in activities that will stimulate development in muscles, and provide opportunities for practice of fine-motor skills.

In Nursery and Reception (ages three to five), our approach is guided by the idea that:

  • Every child is unique and can be taught to be resilient, capable, confident, and self-assured;
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships;
  • Children develop best in enabling environments in which there is a strong partnership between the school and parents or care-givers.

Our EYFS-Kindergarten campuses include Year 1 of the Key Stage 1 phase. For Year 1 children, the focus shifts, and teaching and learning divides into distinct subjects, mainly taught through cross-curricular topics.

By selecting the best elements that the National Curriculum of England has to offer, we ensure a smooth transition between each phase of a child's education.

Our Year 1 classrooms are well-equipped to support the more formal nature of the curriculum. Classroom displays reflect and celebrate the children’s work and achievements.

A school day runs from 08:30 to 15:00.