History is a fascinating subject, full of interesting people, places, events and stories about the lives of others before us. It is the belief of the department that the lives of everyone who studies the past will be enriched for knowing about the influences that have shaped and made them the people they are. Sharing our heritage is essential to the education of every child if we are to develop our students into mature, considerate adults, capable of forming their own opinions and making decisions about their life with surety and understanding.
History stimulates pupils’ curiosity about the way of life of people living in the past, in the local area, in Britain and in the wider world. By engaging with the past, pupils develop their understanding of the characteristic features and diversity of British society and of the range of societies, political structures, cultures and beliefs that influenced the actions of people in the past.