Learning, Ethos & Values

Learning

At The Whitstable School, we want all pupils to understand the value of their education and how it will set them up for a successful future.  They should develop curiosity, a love of learning and be prepared to work hard.

We have created a broad and stimulating curriculum that offers both academic and vocational pathways.  We know that children benefit from being exposed to a wide variety of skills, we firmly believe that all our pupils can succeed academically.  Some children will have greater academic ability than others; and so, to meet the needs of every child, we place them into sets according to their ability range.  

For the academically more able, we have the Grammar stream where learning is designed to stretch, challenge, encourage and motivate them.  All pupils are invited to apply for a place in the Grammar stream during Year 7.

We place great importance on literacy because we know that good literacy skills are empowering and pave the way for success in a competitive world.  Across the curriculum, we actively encourage reading for pleasure, and through Year 7 to 9 we run the Accelerated Reader Programme.

Everything we do in educating our pupils is underpinned by brilliant teaching.  Our wide-ranging curriculum is delivered by specialists who are passionate about their subject.  They set high expectations for effort and behaviour, and they work tirelessly to encourage the very best from every child they teach.

To find out more about the curriculum we follow, contact the main school office.