Our Pre-prep and Preparatory Curriculum are designed to ensure that each child reaches their academic potential.
Children are encouraged to expand their social, emotional, and academic awareness in a fun and stimulating environment. The curriculum embraces the core subjects of English, Maths and Science with great emphasis placed upon developing early reading, writing and mathematical skills.
Other subjects include History, Geography, ICT, RE, Art, French, Music and PE which are taught through a Creative Curriculum approach which centres learning around themes and topics which promote and encourage active learning. Outdoor Learning also plays a significant part of the Pre-prep curriculum, giving children opportunity to learn beyond the classroom.
Children in Key Stage One have the opportunity to explore their musical talents by taking advantage of individual music tuition in piano or string instruments. Choir is available for Years 1 and 2, and free group tuition is available in Year 2 on recorder and violin. At the Bow Site, we aim to share the joy, pleasure and excitement of music with every child.
The curriculum embraces the core subjects of English, Maths and Science with great emphasis placed upon developing reading, writing and mathematical skills.
Other subjects include: History, Geography, ICT, RE, Art, French, Latin, Music, PE and Games.
At Chorister School, we acknowledge the huge positive impact music lessons have on a child’s academic, social and emotional development, and their wellbeing. We pride ourselves on the inclusivity of our music provision, the array of musical opportunities our children are able to experience, and our support for the most ambitious of our musicians.
At the Cathedral Site, we take care to support and develop the individual musical interests and ambitions of every child, tailoring their education in order to nurture their skills and build their confidence whilst enabling them to access a broad programme of music education.
Children are also able to audition to become a Chorister for the Durham Cathedral Choir. An exceptional musical experience that sees them singing in Cathedral Services throughout the year.
From Year 3, the Games programme is enhanced with a range of sports that the children develop skills in and play competitive fixtures. All children take part in weekly swimming lessons and will take part in our School Swimming Gala.
If you have any questions about the Curriculum at Chorister School, please do not hesitate to get in touch.