Situated in the heart of the Lake District, Borrowdale School's fantastic grounds and surroundings offer endless opportunities for learning and exploration. Learning should be fun and relevant. We strongly believe in 'Learning Outside the Classroom' and have a well-established Forest Schools programme and many outdoor field trips.
Our curriculum excites and stimulates children's imaginations and creative thinking. At Borrowdale School, we place English and literature at the heart of the curriculum. Pupils learn within the contexts of meaningful quality texts which provide a driver for units of learning across the subjects. Each year consists of six units - one for each half term. Progression for all subjects is evident from term to term, so that there is a clear process in which children acquire, practise and apply, and deepen learning.
Lessons are enriched with first-hand and practical experiences so that pupils learn through varied and rich experiences. The strong cross-curricular approach is further enhanced by themed-days and numerous other events. This makes our curriculum relevant and memorable because pupils understand the point to their learning and enjoy their education.
Our curriculum goes beyond statutory requirements; it is wide and rich, and aims to equip the children with the knowledge, skills and values to successfully tackle the challenges of their future lives. It inspires the children to work hard, to persevere and to aim for the highest possible standards.