Geography

Geography is the study of places, the human and physical processes which shape them and the people who live in them. We encourage our pupils to investigate the world around them, from the local to the global.

We use fieldwork, first-hand experiences and secondary sources to locate and investigate the geographical features of a range of places and environments, including our own locality, contrasting areas in the UK and a wide range of other countries.

The study of our school locality forms an important part of the Geography curriculum. We have access to our own outdoor classroom in the woods where the pupils can see geography in action.

Throughout the school pupils are encouraged to use appropriate geographical vocabulary to promote their thinking. We encourage direct experience, practical activities and investigations within the classroom and further afield, together with the use of ICT equipment. As the children progress through the school, they are introduced to a wide variety of topical, geographical themes.

The children learn about and develop informed views and opinions on local, national and global issues such as sustainability, climate change, economic inequality, and their impact on people, places and environments in the past and the present. The school participates in various environmental schemes and actively encourages recycling both in and out of school.

“The governors provide excellent oversight of the school, in line with the aim to provide a happy environment in which children feel secure and valued.”

ISI Report 2011

“Pupils benefit from an excellent all-round education… An atmosphere of enjoyable, collaborative endeavour permeates school life, and is reflected in high achievement across a wide range of academic and other disciplines.”

ISI Report 2017

“The pupils’ excellent personal development is supported extremely well by the fact that the school is a joyous place in which to work and play.”

ISI Report 2017

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