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J. Irwin Miller noted that “The calling of the humanities is to make us truly human in the best sense of the word”.

History and Geography provide children with an awareness and appreciation of the world in which we live. We teach History and Geography across all key stages, giving a balanced and thorough appreciation of these key subjects.

We are fortunate to be in a Victorian seaside resort, where the geography and history of the town provides an opportunity to gain hands on experience of days gone by.

Our fantastic location also lends itself to many opportunities for excursions and field studies, whether coastal or in the countryside, enriching our curriculum: the proximity of the coastline allows for investigations of life in the dunes, coastal changes and environmental issues. More broadly, the proximity of the Lake District allows us to hold residential trips. Through these experiences, we develop mapping skills and an appreciation of the economic and environmental effects we have upon our planet.

Our work includes an exploration of the ancient world, including the Roman, Greek, Egyptian and Mayan civilisations. By Year 6, the children explore ‘War and Conflict’, with independent research at the route of their learning. Beyond the curriculum, we encourage our budding historians to take part in competitions and lectures held by the Classical Association.

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