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Our curriculum is designed to be well-balanced and up-to-date. It is also continuously under review. We follow the British Curriculum but with inclusion from Nigerian and other vibrant curricula.

Each child learns through carefully selected themes, which incorporate the Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in both the British and Nigerian Curricula.

The Foundation Stage

The Foundation Stage is made up of Pre-School 1 and 2 and Reception 1 and 2. Staffed by qualified Nursery teachers and assistants, the Foundation Stage curriculum is divided into these areas of Learning: Communication, Language, and Literacy; Mathematical Development; Personal, Social, and Emotional Development; Physical Development; Creative Development

Learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom as the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.

Elementary Classes

In Elementary, the curriculum is broad enough to challenge pupils. The size of our classes enables us to give the individual attention each child needs.

Younger pupils spend the majority of their time with their class teachers. As they grow older, they are increasingly taught by specialists. Subject teaching offers opportunities for open-ended investigation, creativity, experimentation, teamwork, and performance as well as involving real experience through activities beyond school, parental involvement, meeting experts from within and outside the community, recreational enjoyment, taking responsibility for events and activities, and encountering challenging and unfamiliar contexts.

Newland School has a State-of-the-art Information Technology Lab. This provision helps us to ensure that our children acquire confidence and skills in ICT and that this is used across the curriculum and throughout the day.

Excursions/Learning Visits

Excursions and learning visits are an Integral part of our school system. They support and supplement classroom teaching in order to extend the pupils experience and to bring theory into practice.

Excursion, learning visits and field trips are arranged throughout the year to places of interest in and outside the country. These include:

  1. Visit to places of interests. (Museum, Art Theatres etc.)
  2. Visits to organizations (banks, NCN’S etc)
  3. Visits to manufacturing Industries
  4. Visit to Government parastartals


Newland School offers a range of co-curricular activities (Electives) and opportunities designed to provide something for everyone.

Swimming Club, Latin/Ballroom Dance Club, Literary and Debating Society

  • Press Club
  • Ballet
  • Movement for early years
  • Knitting and sewing
  • Taekwondo
  • Photography Clubs
  • Craft Clubs

Pupils in elementary classes are also required to join any one of the voluntary, uniformed societies. These include the

  • Nigeria Scout
  • Red Cross Society
  • Girl’s Guild

Theme Days

Some Days in the school calendar, usually one day each month is a special theme days in school.

Theme days afford the school the opportunity to teach a specific topic or subject, be it an idea, a virtue, a colour, or an attitude in a subtle way. At other times they help to foster our school spirit.

Some examples are:

  1. Jeans day
  2. Ethnic day
  3. National day
  4. Valentine’s day
  5. Professions day

Other notable days in the year are also celebrated. These Include:

  1. Child Rights Day
  2. World Water Day
  3. Tuberculosis Day
  4. HIV Day
  5. World Human Right Day etc.



On entry to the Foundation or Elementary classes, all children will be assessed to enable teaching staff to provide a teaching program appropriate to each child’s individual abilities.

Teachers follow the Foundation Stage Assessment Programme (FSAP) and at the end of Reception 2, every child will receive a complete Foundation Stage profile.

Your child will be formally and informally assessed throughout their time at school so that staff can plan effectively for their learning.

At the end of Years 2 and 6 (key stages 1 and 2), all children undergo end-of-key-stage tests. Parents are informed of test results and we provide the opportunity to discuss progress regularly at Open Day.


How well do our pupils achieve?

Pupils achieve well by the end of Year 6 in reaching above-average standards. The progress pupils make has been increasing consistently over the years.


Learning Support

Learning Support in Newland School provides extra help or support to pupils with learning difficulties, so they can get the most out of their education and reach their fullest potential. Our aim is to promote the engagement and learning of pupils with specific learning difficulties in the areas of literacy, numeracy, communication, language, and behavior, by setting suitable learning challenges; responding to pupils' diverse needs; and overcoming potential barriers to learning.