St Albans, as an independent school, can offer a curriculum broadly based on the National Curriculum while giving pupils the opportunity to study additional subjects.
Aims of the Lower School Curriculum
• To develop imaginative, enquiring and informed minds.
• To promote personal excellence in the pursuit of a wide range of sporting, recreational and cultural activities.
• To provide opportunities for self-expression and aesthetic appreciation.
• To develop moral and spiritual values and a respect for other cultures.
• To provide a balance between the various areas of learning.
• To foster a continuous and progressive development of the learning of knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes.
• To provide a rich educational environment which encourages a range of teaching and learning styles.
• To provide carefully defined schemes of work which are matched to the abilities of the pupils.
• To be sufficiently broad to enable pupils to develop their talents and interests in a variety of fields.
• To prepare pupils for academic achievements which will enable them to pursue their proper ambitions in life.
In common with the curriculum in all sections of the School:
• To promote the pupils’ intellectual, moral, physical, social and spiritual development and prepare them for future opportunities, responsibilities and experiences.