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Key Stage 2

The Key Stage 2 programme is designed to foster a love for learning in children aged 5 - 11 years.  Our curriculum is based on the English National Curriculum and is enriched to meet the needs of both our setting here in Malawi and our international community.

We provide a broad and balanced education that allows children to explore their interests and develop their skills.  Our dedicated and experienced teachers provide a supportive and engaging learning environment that encourages children to become confident and independent learners.

St. Andrew’s International Primary School follows the National Curriculum of England - adapted and developed to meet the needs of our talented, international student body. 

The table below will help students and parents to understand the various Key Stages.

Please note that St. Andrew’s also offers both Pre-Nursery and Toddler classes: Toddler from 14 months - 2 years; Pre Nursery from 2 - 3 years of age.

In Britain, education is compulsory for all children between the ages of 5 and 16 with clear provision made for students from 3 to 18. Children are placed in year groups based on their age on 31st August. 

Progress between Year Groups is usually automatic, although students may be out of their age group for exceptional reasons. Year Groups are clustered into Key Stages and a defined curriculum is produced for each Key Stage. 

The Early Years Phase is made up of Nursery and Reception classes - students are aged between 3 and 5.

Key Stage 1 is made up of Year 1 and Year 2 classes - students are aged between 5 and 7.

Key Stage 2 is made up of Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 classes - students are aged between 7 and 11.

Throughout each Key Stage there are clear assessments to monitor and track each child’s academic progress.


All subject areas are integrated and tied together within a creative curriculum. Teachers are passionate about following the interests of the children, and find opportunities to incorporate this into their daily learning opporunities.

The core curriculum in Years 3 - 6 - which are taught by Class Teachers - comprises: 

  • English 

  • Mathematics 

  • Science

Additionally, foundation subjects are also class taught:

  • Humanities (History and Geography)

  • PSHE (Physical, Social, Health & Economic Wellbeing)


The following subject are taught by specialist lead teachers in Years 3 - 6: 

  • Dance

  • Physical Education & Swimming

  • Computing (Digital Literacy) 

  • Art

  • French 

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