A parent-led community group is proposing to open a new primary free school on the Island in September 2015. TheSylvan School will offer Island parents a real choice in their child’s education, offering a different style of learning where 50% of school time will be spent outside the classroom, and year groups are limited to just 14 children.
Children at key stage 1 will follow a child-initiated curriculum; at key stage 2, the emphasis will shift to a project-based curriculum, whereby children’s learning will address real local and global issues, rather then being broken down into separate academic subjects. The Sylvan School proposers are confident that this style of education will improve outcomes for all children, particularly those who might struggle in a more conventional classroom environment.
Parents are encouraged to visit www.thesylvanschool.org.
uk where they can find a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section and register their interest for any child who will be aged 4-11 between 2015 and 2017.