St. Andrews Green Valley is a fully authorised IB PYP school that offers the Primary Years Programme (PYP) from the International Baccalaureate (IB), integrated with the British National Curriculum.
The PYP is an internationally recognised and rigourously integrated programme in which inquiry is embedded into the curriculum. We know that children are natural born inquirers, who revel in taking risks and asking questions to explore and make connections about the world around them. The hands-on, inquiry-based Primary Years Programme (PYP), combined with the British National Curriculum, takes full advantage of this to ignite a love of learning in our students whilst also ensuring that they receive an excellent educational foundation that prepares them for Secondary school and beyond.
As an inquiry-driven programme, the PYP challenges students to think for themselves, to take control of their own learning, to have a global perspective and to make positive differences to the world. While gaining academic knowledge, students also work on developing their personal, social and study skills, continuously reflecting and looking for opportunities for self-improvement.
Developing 21st century learning skills and inquiring minds is at the heart of what we do. By learning how to learn, our children are best prepared to use their knowledge and skills in a rapidly changing world. We want our students to think critically to recognise issues in the world. We want them to feel empowered to be the future changemakers, who find solutions that really make a difference.