Belmont Grosvenor School
Swarcliffe Hall, Birstwith
Harrogate HG3 2JG

Call: 01423 771029

Call: 01423 771029

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Academic curriculum

The curriculum, which encompasses both our indoor and outdoor learning environments, captures the imagination of our children, leading them to become critical and creative thinkers, and inspiring a sense of curiosity. 

Going well beyond the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum, our curriculum ensures our children achieve high standards, promotes the ability to work independently and collaboratively, and develops a strong belief in the value of learning.

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EYFS curriculum

At Belmont Grosvenor, our highly-qualified staff aim to build on what parents have already successfully started at home, and enable our children to learn and develop in their earliest years of education through the statutory play-based Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

While they may be having loads of fun in the sandpit, playing with building bricks in the classroom, or exploring the extensive grounds, our children are constantly learning and beginning to acquire essential skills for their further development.

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Key Stage 1 curriculum

During this important early stage, the Form Teacher and classroom assistant work closely with our Pre-Prep children to develop a firm grounding and confidence in the basic skills of Literacy and Numeracy. 

There are also plenty of opportunities for play as the children start to develop socially and academically to become both secure and confident learners.

In Key Stage One, creativity is nurtured in specialist taught Art, Design Technology, Music, and Drama lessons while thinking skills and communication are developed through Philosophy for Children classes.

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Key Stage 2 curriculum

As our children advance through the school, there is increasing input from specialist teachers covering French, ICT, Music, Drama, Games, and PE, including swimming, as well as Personal Social Health Economic education (PSHE), Religious Studies, Art, and Design Technology. 

A strong emphasis on the core subjects continues through Years 5 and 6 and it is expected that everyone will achieve a high standard of work, both in content and presentation. 

Increasingly our children are encouraged to apply their new knowledge and skills in practical and scientific investigation, and to advance their appreciation and understanding in the media of Drama and Music.

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Exam results

Please click to see our Key Stage 1 and 2 test results for 2016. Please note that these results are from GL Assessment and not National Testing. 

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Destination of leavers

Belmont Grosvenor School children enjoy outstanding success in winning places at their chosen school, often securing scholarships and awards, and move onto a wide variety of secondary and boarding schools.

In Years 4, 5 and 6, we hold an information morning 'Making Choices - Beyond Y6'  for parents with a keynote speaker to explain the options available and the transfer process for the children.

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Scholarship history

As a school, Belmont Grosvenor has a proud history of success in achieving scholarships to a wide range of independent schools. 

Often scholarships and exhibitions are awarded to our children for academic, sporting, music, drama, and all-round achievement. 

In recent years, our children have won scholarships to Giggleswick, Harrogate Ladies College, Ashville College, Queen Margaret’s School, Queen Mary’s, Sedbergh, and Cundall Manor School.