The curriculum at CPS is built around the National Curriculum. All lessons are taught by teachers who specialize in their field, from Early Years through to Key Stage 3 and Common Entrance.
From day one in Reception, the children are given the best possible start to their education and this is built upon and continued in the ensuing years.
We believe that children should be provided with as broad and varied a curriculum as possible from a very early age. To this end we provide additional subject specialist teachers for Physical Education, Music and Information, Communication and Control Technology from their first week at school. From the age of five (Year 1) children learn Spanish; at the age of seven (Year 3) they start to learn to play the major team sports and they begin swimming lessons. When children reach Year 5 (age 9) they, in effect, begin secondary education as all lessons from thereon in are taught by different subject specialists, a far cry from what is possible in the State sector.
Transfer to Secondary School can take place at 11+, 12+ or 13+. Every year children enter local independent schools or a variety of local state schools, including Bucks Grammar Schools.
When CPS pupils enter their senior schools, whichever this might be, they thrive academically and adjust very easily to the demands of secondary education. The aim at CPS is to provide all children with a head’s start when they reach their secondary school. This is achieved by accelerating children through the syllabus in order to be at least one year ahead of their peers by at the end of Year 6. In practice, children in the top sets might be nearly two years ahead whilst the weakest in the year group will attain age appropriate levels of achievement.