Our approach is broad-based, integrated, cross curricular and hands-on. We help students develop the higher-order thinking skills they will need not only in examinations, but in the workplaces of the future. There are three critical pillars to this approach:
- Experiential learning– we make learning as relevant and meaningful as possible by putting things into practice Eg. Learning about marine conservation whilst out on a tall-ship in the Med or environmental change through studying in the Alps – making it real makes it more relevant and interesting.
- Integrated learning – we connect key themes to make more sense of what’s being taught and to reduce the cognitive load. This includes both the Humanities via ‘themes’ and linking teaching approaches in STEAM – so that there is one methodological approach in maths and physics and synergy between theory and practice eg forces in physics linking to pulleys and levers in DT and computing
- Design thinking – we teach students to go beyond knowledge acquisition to developing the skills needed to compete in a global marketplace increasingly dominated by AI and place importance on creativity, teamwork and problem-solving skills.
We believe it is important to reward effort as well as achievements. Students are encouraged and rewarded at weekly assemblies and end of term awards and we hold a celebration evening at the end of each school year to reward their achievements.
LPS Clapham offers a wide range of subjects, sports and activities, enabling students to take a varied range of GCSEs and IGCSEs across the arts, languages, STEM subjects, humanities, music, drama and sport.
As a smaller school within a larger group, our bespoke approach means that we are always willing to discuss the possibility of subjects that might be unavailable in larger schools; please ask.