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One of the differences between St Olave’s and other schools in York is that our children have access to specialist teachers at a much younger age, and in a broader range of subjects.

In Year 4, pupils will spend around 70% of their time with one of the Year 4 teachers, but the rest of the time they will be taught by specialist teachers. By Year 6, the top year in a primary school, they will have a timetable and move from teacher to teacher just like they would at a secondary school.

We feel it is important that we give our pupils more freedom and responsibility than is found in other schools, because they rise to the challenge. They need to be pushed, stimulated and stretched.

Year groups at St Olave’s are referred to as J1 to J5. See below for a list of subjects covered by year.

J1 - Year 4

English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies, IT, Language Awareness, Drama, Art, Design & Technology, Music, PE, Sport, Philosophy

J2 - Year 5

English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies, IT, Language Awareness, Drama, Art, Design & Technology, Music, PE, Sport, Philosophy

J3 - Year 6

English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies, IT, French, German, Spanish, Classics, Drama, Art, Design & Technology, Music, PE, Sport

J4 - Year 7

English, Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, History, Geography, Religious Studies, IT, French, German, Spanish, Latin, Drama, Art, Design & Technology, Music, PE, Sport, Philosophy

J5 - Year 8

English, Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, History, Geography, Religious Studies, IT, French, German, Spanish, Latin, Drama, Art, Design & Technology, Music, PE, Sport