Teaching and Learning

At Estcourt Primary Academy we endeavour to ensure our early learners develop into life-long learners. We strive to provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment where curiosity is welcomed, enquiry is encouraged and learning is fostered.

The academy follows the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for Nursery and Reception and the National Curriculum for children in Year 1 to Year 6. The core and foundation subjects are taught, where possible, through enhanced cross-curricular topics in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Learning is carefully planned to match the needs of every individual. We believe that people learn best in different ways. At Estcourt we provide a rich and varied learning environment that allows learners to develop their skills and abilities to their full potential.

Children are taught in mixed-ability groupings where we offer a balance of child- initiated and adult-led learning, guided group work and appropriate individualised support.

We work hard to enhance learning through enrichment opportunities including taking children on visits, residentials and inviting visitors into school.