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At BSL all our students and staff are part of a collaborative Teaching & Learning Community. This contributes to our continual school improvement programme. We focus on providing academic excellence and a truly holistic educational experience for all our young people.


EYFS: Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage is made up of the Nursery and Reception classes. We work closely together to provide a caring and stimulating learning environment and to meet the needs of each individual child, in a language rich environment that gives the children a firm foundation in English. Nursery and Reception are far from being babysitting or simple childcare.  We want the children to enjoy their first experience of school life and give them enthusiasm to begin their learning journey.


The National Curriculum sets out the learning and expectations for Key Stage 1 (Years

1 and 2). We carefully build on the skills the children have learnt in Foundation Stage and continue to extend and develop levels of independence. All subjects are taught through a thematic and creative approach as we believe that learning should be meaningful, and we give children the opportunity to learn in a way that is familiar and relevant to their every-day lives. It strengthens the links across English, Mathematics, Science, and other topics.


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We are proud to promote high expectations for all our students, challenging them to

work to the best of their abilities, regardless of their academic prowess. This reflects our

motto ‘Endeavour is all’.  Our personalised and holistic learning programme continues from Primary into Secondary. The teaching staff focus on providing appropriate and timely support to meet the learning needs of each individual student so that they discover for themselves that ‘There is more in them than they think’, (Kurt Hahn)

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