Primary Curriculum

We follow two curriculums in the Primary School. English and mathematics are taught through the National Curriculum for England following the Framework for Literacy and Numeracy.

For all other subjects, we follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), where students learn through a thematic approach, allowing them to make learning connections between the various subjects.

At the foot of this page there are links to the Curriculum Handbooks for each individual yeargroup.

The IPC is a highly regarded curriculum throughout the world and approved by HMI (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate) and incorporates all the recommendations of the 2010 Rose Report which focused on how to improve Primary Education. The IPC also incorporates the latest brain research ensuring the curriculum enables each child to learn to the best of their ability.

The learning goals of the IPC are split into four age bands covering the Foundation Stage and primary years. Within each age band there are three strands of Learning Goals: Subject goals, Personal Goals and International Goals. Subjects include history, geography, science, art, design, IT, PE, music and society. Through the units of work, links are made to the host and home countries.

Primary children are taught most subjects by their classroom teacher, however they have specialist teachers for certain subjects; for Music and PE from FS2 up and for French/German from Y3 up. 


Please click on the links below for the PBS Curriculum Handbook for each Primary yeargroup.


The National Curriculum for England website:

A Czech version of the National Curriculum for England is available here.

The International Primary Curriculum website: