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Primary School

We believe in a holistic education, one that is not only about academics, but about developing the social, emotional and mental wellbeing of the child, preparing children with the essential skills and understanding to take the next steps in their learning. For us, skills as well as understanding and knowledge are essential to develop in these formative years.

Academic progress

At Transylvania College, we prioritize student development and academic progress. We track progress consistently and intervene when needed. We issue settling-in reports three weeks after a new student joins, end-of-term academic reports three times a year, and facilitate participation in national exams for students on the Romanian line. Progress Tests are completed by students from Year 3 through Year 6, and we have a Transition Programme to support students moving between key stages.

Project Based Learning

At Transylvania College, we believe in empowering students through Project-based Learning (PBL), a dynamic approach where, by coming up with relevant questions to inform their learning, students delve into authentic, complex challenges over an extended period. By integrating PBL into our curriculum, students develop critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving, and communication skills. This hands-on method enables them to tackle real-world issues, ensuring they're better prepared for life beyond the classroom.

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Wellbeing Objectives are achieved through:

Primary Year Groups

Romanian Line

The Romanian line classes follow the Romanian National Curriculum enriched by the Cambridge Global International curriculum in English lessons from K-Stars (Clasa 0) up to Grade 5. The children undertake the Romanian National Evaluations at the end of Grade 2 and Grade 4 in Maths and Romanian.

  • Grade 0
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5*

British International Line

Our International line classes follow the British Curriculum from Year 1 up to Year 6. The children from Year 3 to Year 6 sit the annual Cambridge Progress Tests in June which provide data at the end of the year of each individual child’s progress and attainment in Maths, English and Science.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6

*This year, more than ever, the wellbeing of children is what drives our decisions. Looking at the children in grade 4, we strongly feel that they would benefit from an approach that is more in line with what happens in primary school on the international line, where Year 6 - the equivalent of Grade 5 is still part of primary. This approach more closely matches the children's developmental needs at this age. Therefore, starting in the 2024-2025 academic year, grade 5 will be part of the primary school provision.