Traditionally children lose progress when they move from primary to secondary. This is not the case at Hartsdown. We have worked with Cliftonville Primary to launch the Middle Years International Baccalaureate programme. This internationally renowned curriculum is challenging and ensures that our children make progress from day one.
Children have two key teachers who get to know them really well. One of these teachers delivers Maths and Science, the other delivers English, Humanities and Philosophy. Children are also taught Spanish, Art, Music and Design technology ensuring that they have the full secondary experience.
This programme is in its 3rd year and our children have made significantly more progress than would be expected according to nationally moderated PUMA and PIRA tests.