At Hurlingham School, we are proud of our broad and balanced curriculum. We develop our teaching and learning through a respectful but critical approach to UK National Curriculum documentation, placing due emphasis on English, Mathematics and Science whilst enhancing all areas of each and every child’s development by incorporating the arts, sports, languages and technology.
All pupils are taught the following subjects:-
- Religion, Philosophy and Ethics
- Personal, Social, Health and Personal Economic Education
- Citizenship, including a whole-school programme of community responsibilities such as School Council, Eco-Schools, Charity Coordination and Healthy Schools.
- Physical Education and Games, including competitive sports
- Design Technology
- One or two modern foreign languages. In Reception, all children enjoy preliminary explorations into both French and Spanish. Parents then choose one language for each child to study in greater depth over the course of the subsequent six years. However, pupils who show themselves to be linguistically talented can pick up the second language again when they reach the Upper School.
Latin is also taught to pupils in Forms IV, V and VI.
Within these subjects, we aim to:-
- Enjoy ourselves, valuing every day and experience. Carpe diem!
- Develop lively, enquiring minds which delight in discussing and sharing ideas within an ethos of cooperative learning
- Facilitate the acquisition of understanding, knowledge and skills across the curriculum- academic, artistic, sporting- in each and every child
- Apply the basic skills of literacy and numeracy effectively across the curriculum
- Develop appropriate personal moral values within every child, including respect for others, a sense of awe and wonder, an appreciation of culture (both one’s own and that of others) and a pride in our school community in the heart of Putney
- Encourage responsible attitudes towards ourselves and our environment
- Place immense value on achievements and aspirations, celebrating development and successes wherever they may lie.
The curriculum will continue to develop and is therefore under constant review.