Our Primary section is a wonderful place where children come happily to school in the mornings and leave with a smile on their face at the end of the day, having made tremendous progress in their learning.

At ISCS, we help all learners achieve high academic standards, but also focus on the impactful development of social, emotional and behavioural skills. We are a creative school and provide plenty of opportunities for public speaking, performance (including drama, music and dance) and sports. We complement the curriculum with a wide range of extra-curricular activities, excursions and residential trips, including a week long camping trip in May. Our pupils become fluent users of English and aim to learn other languages such as German and Spanish.

We are proud of our school and our students. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

The Primary Years Curriculum

The CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL PRIMARY CURRICULUM provides us with a curriculum framework of essential elements — the knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action with which young learners (aged 4.5 – 11 years) need to equip themselves for successful lives, both now and in the future. We work with these five elements to construct a rigorous and challenging primary curriculum that is engaging, relevant, and significant. The curriculum at ISCS follows a year by year planning structure where subjects are taught in an integrated way.

Our PRIMARY curriculum is:

Inquiry-based: Our teaching methods build on learners’ individual knowledge and interests, and emphasise learning how to learn and how to find out. Our curriculum incorporates local and global issues, asking learners to consider the links between themselves and their environment.

Integrated: The subject areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Information, Communication and Technology, Art, Physical Education, Music, Global Perspectives, Drama and German are taught through transdisciplinary themes in order to help students make connections between the subjects, thereby facilitating more effective learning. A unique feature of our curriculum includes natural, immersive use of our local language, German, in classroom situations and specialist sessions like music.

Individualised: Around the CAMBRIDGE PRIMARY framework we have developed a detailed program reflecting the diverse composition of our school population and capable of being tailored to the needs of each individual student.