At Groombridge St Thomas we use the National Curriculum (2014) as a starting point for teaching a knowledge-rich curriculum that enables our pupils to know more, do more and remember more. The learning in each subject is carefully sequenced from Reception to Year 6, to ensure that children build on what they already know. Through our values of EXCELLENCE and ENTHUSIASM, we strive for high expectations from both staff and pupils.
In EYFS and KS1 we place a strong emphasis on ensuring pupils develop the key skills for learning alongside ensuring every child can read well. We use Soundswrite to teach phonics and Dandelion readers is our core reading scheme.
Personal and physical development are also key features of our curriculum as we aim to develop the whole child. Our curriculum is enriched through pupil leadership opportunities so that by the time pupils leave Groombridge, they are resilient and resourceful ready to face the next challenge in their life. We are very proud to hold the School Games Gold Mark Award.
There is a range of extra-curriculum activities on offer including many clubs, piano lessons, visitors and events.