At Copthorne, we look to develop our pupils’ enquiring minds and in English, we read a range of novels, learn how to write for a range of different genres and even incorporate the media in our teaching of the subject. Our aim is to accelerate the confidence of our pupils, encouraging them to become thoughtful readers and writers. 

Throughout the school, we want to inspire creativity, alongside the learning of a range of skills. With basic literacy at the heart of our curriculum, we run a whole school spelling programme, designed to help all our pupils, including those with dyslexia, to develop strategies for learning to spell that they will be able to apply throughout their school career and beyond.

Copthorne pupils read a range of texts, from Roald Dahl, to Shakespeare, from the War Poets to modern novels. Within our curriculum, we inspire our children by incorporating cross-curricular links with Art, History and even Science, as our year 7 pupils have discovered through our study of an adaptation of ‘Frankenstein’, and as technology becomes ever-prolific in everyday life, we have embraced technology within the teaching of English to inject interactivity and creativity into the children’s learning experience. 

Open Mornings are a wonderful opportunity to see the school and meet our dedicated and inspiring teachers. You will have a tour with children providing some invaluable insights!

Our next main Open Morning is on Saturday, 1st February 2020 10.00am to 12noon and our working Open Morning is on Monday, 3rd February 2020 10.00am to 12noon. It is advisable to pre-register, which you can do by clicking here.

We look forward to meeting you!