Curriculum

Through a very close working relationship between primary specialists and subject specialists, the Junior Department at All Hallows follows the International Primary Curriculum.

The principle of the IPC is to focus on a combination of academic, personal, and internationally themed learning for children combined with innovative, exciting and engaging ways to learn. This global consciousness is fundamental to Catholic Education. The IPC approach to learning promotes a clear progression in skill development with an emphasis on adaptability, resilience, thoughtfulness, co-operation and respect which help children to become able and inspired learners.

The IPC helps to engage and inspire children of all abilities as a result of stimulating, child-centered, thematic, cross-curricular units of work which encourage collaborative learning and address learning styles.

Thematic learning continues into Year 5 & 6 and input from specialist staff increases as does the foundation work for transfer to senior school. In Years 7 & 8, children are carefully prepared for transfer to their chosen senior school whether via a Common Entrance exam or Scholarship route. This programme is not only focused on maximising our pupils’ learning and attainment in transfer examinations, but also on developing their intellectual character to ensure they are best prepared for the next steps in their education.

All children at All Hallows benefit from specialist teaching and a range of subjects is taught in addition to the core subjects including Modern Languages and Critical Thinking.