Teaching & learning ethos

Our approach to teaching and learning is based on creating highly-personalised learning journeys so that every child can fulfil their academic and personal potential.  Our approach ensures that we challenge and stretch pupils while supporting them every step of the way, providing them with an education that is challenging, enriching and fun.

We look to ensure that pupils enjoy their learning so that they develop a passion and innate interest in the subjects they study.  One of the ways we do this is to ensure that lessons involve a full range of active learning techniques so that pupils are involved and engaged at all times.

Success through partnership

When pupils reach the Senior School they start to become more involved in the progression of their learning journeys. Marking is regular and rigorous as is mutual feedback, which not only helps keep children motivated and ambitious but allows them to take ownership of their work.

We focus on building pupils’ confidence in their own abilities so that they feel positive about their studies and have high expectations of themselves. As a result, we have a proven track record of converting pupils’ potential and interests into excellent grades and of allowing them to gain university places of their choice.

Culford scholars’ and gifted & talented programme

To further enrich the academic experience at Culford we operate a year-round, Scholars’ and Gifted & Talented Programme.  This sees a series of academics and other experts in their field come to Culford to address pupils on a particular theme.  Recent themes have included politics and languages and give pupils the chance to gain even greater insight and passions for their chosen areas of study.

Preparing children for life

The opportunities, pressures and challenges faced by young people as they begin their GCSE and A-level courses have never been greater.  Universities and employers are increasingly seeking applicants who can match exceptional academic results with confidence, motivation and a desire to be their best, and this is exactly what a Culford School education provides.

Find out more

If you’d like to know more about the teaching and learning at Culford Senior School then please contact our Admissions Team on +44 (0) 1284 385308 or you can fill out our quick enquiry form below.


Quick Enquiry Form

Welcome to Culford School. Please fill out the form below if you would like to request a prospectus, book a place at one of our Open Mornings or to arrange a personal visit at a time to suit you. If you would like to contact the Admissions Office directly, please call 01284 385308 or email

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