HeadStart has approximately 640 students enrolled in the school between the age of 2-18 years old. Our student body represents over 40 nationalities making HeadStart a unique multi-cultural environment.
The School Day
The school day begins at 8:00 am and finishes at 2:55 pm. The day is divided into eight periods of 40 minutes, with a morning and afternoon break as well as for lunch. Secondary students meet their Homeroom teacher at the beginning and end of the day for announcements and registration. Primary students study with their Homerooms teachers for Maths, Science and English. Specialist teachers are employed to teach P.E., Languages, Computing, Arts and music.
After School Activities
Besides the everyday curriculum HeadStart students have access to a wide variety of activities ranging from sports, Music and Art to additional academic Boosters. After School programmes run from Monday to Friday between 3:10-4:00 pm.
HeadStart has established 3 academies for Football, Swimming and Creative Arts for students who show exceptional talent in these three activities. Students who are selected are expected to show a high level of commitment by being punctual for practices and representing the school at local and international events.
We believe that a healthy balanced diet is the foundation of a successful academic life. We therefore strive to serve natural, low sugar-and-salt meals with the freshest possible local produce. All students are served a healthy lunch. Primary children are also served morning and afternoon snacks.
The UK national curriculum is organised into blocks called ‘key stages’ (KS) as follows:
Foundation Stage comprises of Preschool, Early Years and Reception classes. Students in Foundation are typically between the age of 2-5 years old.
Key Stage 1 comprises of Year 1 and Year 2. Students in KS 1 are typically between the age of 5-7 years old.
Key Stage 2 comprises Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Students in KS 2 are typically between the age of 7 to 11 years old.
Key Stage 3 comprises of Years 7, 8 and 9. Students in KS 3 are typically between the age of 11 and 14 years old.
Key Stage 4 comprises of Years 10 and 11. Students in KS 4 are typically between the age of 14 and 16 years old.
Students enrolled in HeadStart are expected to uphold a high standard of behaviour and follow the guidelines set out in the Parent Handbook and in their school diaries. Students are taught that they represent the school and must therefore consider their actions at all times.