Independent and

forward-thinking

curriculum

Learning

The Davenies Curriculum is independent and forward-thinking. By going beyond the National Curriculum and incorporating the best of the Independent Schools Examination Board syllabus, we can provide a bespoke curriculum that enables us to offer academic excellence alongside an extensive educational experience. Our enthusiastic, friendly and well-qualified staff deliver a broad and balanced education through a combination of traditional and modern teaching methods involving both class-based and specialist teaching.

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Subjects

The Head of Department for each subject area ensures that an up-to-date and challenging curriculum is delivered to all Davenies pupils. Ongoing assessment is relevant and pupil progress is tracked to inform future teaching and learning goals.

At Davenies, we believe that the learning process must Engage, Inspire and Challenge every child that attends. Teaching and learning is supported by a wide range of resources and Co-Curricular Activities. The ethos and values that are inherent to the School support and enhance enthusiasm for lifelong learning and encourage independence of thought. The boys develop self-esteem, a wide range of knowledge, essential communication skills and the drive to enhance and excel in education.

Take a look at our range of subjects in the following videos:

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LANGUAGES

English

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STEM

Maths

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Science

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LANGUAGES

MFL

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STEM

Computing

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CREATIVE ARTS

Art

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DT

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Drama

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Music

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SPORT

Sport

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Homework, Assessment and Reporting

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Scholarships and Exhibitions

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Academic Results & Future Schools

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Learning Support

Academic Results & Future Schools

At Davenies, we pride ourselves on finding the right future fit for every child. Not only do our pupils go on to a range of senior schools best suited to their abilities, interests and personalities, but Davenies boys, having remained in the Preparatory environment until 13, transfer to senior school with the capacity to succeed and thrive when they get there.

We believe that it is important to offer the boys and their parents a wide range of choices at 13 and, therefore, the boys sit entrance exams for a variety of independent senior schools, both boarding and day. The 13+ Independent Schools Examination Board Syllabus is incorporated into our Year 6, 7 and 8 curricula and this equips the boys for any of the entrance examinations set by the senior school of their choice.

Entrance Examinations and Scholarships for Independent Senior Schools at 13+

Abingdon School (1)
Berkhamsted School (7)
Charterhouse (1)
Claires Court School (1)
Haileybury (5)
Merchant Taylors’ School (1)
Radley College (1)
Shiplake College (2)
St Edward’s School, Oxford (4)
Wellington College (3)

Scholarships

Boys may also undertake scholarship examinations and we are proud of the boys’ recent successes in academic, sport, music, art, drama, technology and general scholarships.

In the academic year 2022/2023 scholarships were awarded as follows:

Academic Scholarship to Charterhouse School

Music Scholarship to Wellington College

Art Scholarship to Haileybury

Sports Scholarship to Haileybury

Buckinghamshire County 11+ Examinations

Although the majority of the pupils remain at Davenies until the end of Year 8 before entering senior independent schools, Year 6 pupils may sit the Buckinghamshire County 11+ examinations in Verbal, Mathematical and Non-Verbal Reasoning for entry into the local state grammar schools. In the academic year 2022/2023, pupils moved on to Grammar School follows:

 
Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe (9)
Dr Challoner’ Grammar School (1)
Chesham Grammar School (1)

Enrichment

Pre-Prep