“The enrichment opportunities for extending pupils’ experiences beyond the classroom are outstanding”, ISI Inspection report 2009
Davenport Lodge School aims to offer a curriculum which encompasses breadth, balance, progression and relevance taking due account of gender, ethnicity, personal and social development as well as equal opportunities for all children.
The Principal feels that "The learning experience in the school is enjoyable, engaging, rewarding and confidence building. Intellectual challenge is offered for each pupil as well as the opportunity to achieve".
"Pupils achieve very well in relation to their ability. The results of national tests taken at the age of seven, over the last three years for which comparative data is available, are far above the average of all maintained Primary Schools in all three areas of reading, writing and mathematics, and have been consistently so throughout that time. The school prepares pupils extremely well for the next stage of their education".
The Early Years Foundation stage and the National Curriculum underpin the school's teaching. The school's performance in national Curriculum End of Key Stage One SATs regularly places it amongst the top 5% of schools in the country in English, Maths and Science.
Davenport Lodge is proud of its young e-learners. A computer suite, classroom computers, laptops and interactive whiteboards and touch screens all support children's growing desire to get to grips with information technology. Davenport Lodge is delighted to be able to offer such IT facilities to its very young pupils.
French has recently been introduced into the timetable from Kindergarten, and a unique feature is the organisation of chess lessons for those pupils in Year Two and Three.
Scope for children's creativity is featured in schools award winning art achievements (ISA Midland Region annual art competition winners, 2006, 2007 & 2009). Dance, musical performance, chess and French all add up in the timetable to engage the creative young minds of our children. Children travel to outside venues from three years old to access short tennis, swimming, "Socatots" and gym. These activities channel children's energies and maintain healthy minds in healthy bodies.