History is brought to life through our forward thinking approach to learning in the classroom. By allowing pupils to use technology and a broad range of resources they are able to better engage with the past and make clearer links as to how history impacts their lives.

We aim to develop a broad range of skills that pupils will be able to carry forward into their future learning. For example, source analysis and asking where a piece of information originates is extremely relevant to modern day life. By encouraging pupils to be inquisitive, we ensure that they do not always take information at face value.

The History department runs a number of History Days and visits various sites of historical interest. These have included Windsor Castle, the Tower of London, Imperial War Museum Victorian village at Blists Hill and to Ironbridge, trips to Rome, Pompeii, St. Albans, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Bath, and to Normandy including the Bayeux Tapestry and the Normandy Beaches.

Trips intend to support the learning that has taken place in the classroom. For example, trips to World War 1 murals at Sandham Memorial Chapel and  to the Somme and Ypres Battlefields support .

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Join us at one of our Open Events or our Registrar can arrange a personalised showround of our school.

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Summer Camp

Our Summer Camp is perfect for children between the ages of 4 – 14, and offers an action-packed adventure week, utilising our whole school site and facilities, including our indoor swimming pool.  Our very own dedicated OPS staff team will be on hand to inspire all our children and ensure they are always supported with everything they need throughout the week.

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