‘Children make impressive progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage because of the high priority adults give to developing students’ language, independence and personal and social skills’ - CfBT Education Trust May 2012
Our school is organised into three units, the First School ages 1+ through 7 years, Middle School ages 6+ through 10+ years and Upper School ages 11+ through 14 years.
The First School begins at St Andrews Samakee when children enter Toddlers at 1+ and continues until the end of Year 2 at 7+. Our First School provides an ideal and homely environment for your child to grow, and develop in an atmosphere of warmth, security and care. In this safe environment your child will flourish and will be encouraged to learn through play and given every opportunity to reach their full potential at their own pace. EYFS children have specialist teaching in PE, swimming, Thai and Music. In KS1 children have specialist teaching in PE, dance, swimming, Thai and Music.
‘By the time children leave most reach standards that match and generally exceed those found in UK primary schools’ – CfBT Education Trust May 2012
Middle School is for children between the ages of 7 to 10 years (Year 3 – Year 6). The class teacher is the children’s main teacher and they have specialist teaching in Thai, PE, Music and Art & Design Technology. Starting from Year 5 children also have specialist teaching in computer science and science.
Upper School comprises 4 year groups: Year 6 – Year 9, ages 10 to 14 years. In Years 7-9 children are taught by specialist teachers for all subjects with History, Geography, Design Technology, French and Drama being taught as discrete subjects.
It is during the middle and upper years that the children consolidate and build upon the skills that they began acquiring in the First School. Our dedicated teachers inspire and challenge children to achieve their personal best.
‘pupils’ attainment in most subjects is above average and often high. Almost all pupils make rapid progress from their starting points’ – BSO (British School Overseas) May 2015