In Early Years, we aim to build on children’s previous experiences to ensure that as they enter One Degree Academy, they are happy, fulfilled and ready for key stage 1 and beyond. In line with the Early Years Foundation Framework (EYFS), we aim to ignite children’s curiosity and capacity to learn. We focus in particular on three keys areas: Communication and Language; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; and Physical Development. These areas are important foundations for child development and crucial for later success.

At One Degree our curriculum is carefully tailored to adhere to the EYFS statutory framework. Our Maths Mastery programme draws on the latest best practise from Singapore and China, while our Phonics programme, Read Write Inc, means children get off to a flying start in both English and Maths. As with all year groups at One Degree Academy, we devote extra time to reading through our DEAR programme (Drop Everything and Read) – designed to foster a love and enjoyment of stories and of reading. This approach is complimented by learning outside the classroom and in free creative play and discovery where children are encouraged to develop in their own way.

Our Primary day runs from 8:45 till 3:30, with optional after-school clubs running till 4:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and an optional breakfast club starting at 8:05. We also offer wrap around child care till 6:00 PM. Please contact the academy if you are interested in this.

The ‘One Degree Pledge’ – An entitlement for all One Degree Students

Every student, every year will:

  1.   Connect with a Russell Group University
  2.   Engage in regular cultural trips and visits
  3.   Be part of a volunteering programme
  4.   Take part in regular mentoring from – and have access to – a range of top London employers
  5.   Engage in a rich and deep curriculum which builds powerful knowledge and nurtures individual talents and skills, preparing children for the world after school

You can request more information about the curriculum on the contact page.

To see our long term curriculum plan please click here.