Key Stage 2 is for children aged 7 – 11 and comprises Years 3 – 6. It has a 3-form entry, which means that there are three classes for each year group. Class sizes are kept small, usually under 25 pupils.

Children who take English as an Additional Language (EAL) join mainstream KS2 classes when they are able to –each case is examined individually for that decision to be made.

Key Stage 2 is covered by a unified curriculum which follows the Cambridge Primary Programme. Wider curriculum for other subjects -including history, geography, computing, art and design, PE and music- is organised as a whole, with seamless progression and development through and between stages.

Timetable gradually grows along with the child as subjects broaden:

  • In year 3, children only take one second language.
  • In year 4, there is one additional language, as well as a Greek language History course option for native Greek speakers.

Throughout Key Stage 2, constant and varied formative assessment is provided in order to address each child’s needs and create considerable momentum in learning (e.g. through metacognition questioning at the end of lessons).

  • During Years 3 & 4, children take weekly reviews in spelling and mental maths, with end of unit reviews in English, Maths and Science.
  • In Years 5 & 6, they take summative weekly tests in spelling and mental maths with end of unit reviews in English, Maths and Science.
  • During Year 6, they take Cambridge Progression tests at the end of the year, in May, in three core subjects. Ample preparation and support is provided for every pupil before the tests.

In Key Stage 2, reading becomes less formalised as a lesson: it is now more about a child’s own choice, although it is always preceded by discussion around the available options. In this context, novel sessions are organised with class, group or paired reading of a shared text (e.g. for Year 4 Jacqueline Wilson’s Sapphire Battersea; for Year 5 Michael Morpurgo’s Alone on a Wide Wide Sea; for Year 6 CS Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, amongst others).