Gillespie Primary School
Gillespie Road, Highbury, London, N5 1LH
T: 020 7226 6840 E: EMAIL US
Gillespie Primary School | Subjects
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Information about each of the subjects taught at Gillespie Primary School


We aim to provide a high quality maths education - teaching children the essential skills and knowledge to develop an understanding of the world and to create a natural curiosity and love for maths as a subject.


We aim to provide a high quality education in English which will teach pupils to speak, read and write fluently and enable them to understand and communicate ideas and emotion to others. We want to inspire a love for literature, poetry and reading which will give them a window to a world of possibilities.

Science and Design and Technology

At Gillespie we offer a vibrant and high quality science and design and technology education and have built a dedicated, specialist science and technology lab to ensure that pupils get access to inspirational learning and fantastic resources. We want our children to leave Gillespie School with a genuine passion for and interest in STEM related subjects that lasts a lifetime.

Understanding the World: History, Geography & RE

From the beginning of their education at Gillespie we want children to make sense of their physical world, their community and to begin to develop an understanding of the wider world, its culture, its geography and its history.

Creative and Expressive Arts: Music, Art & Design and Dance

At Gillespie we believe the creative and expressive arts are a universal language common to all cultures. We are committed to providing a high quality music and arts education and provision for all children at Gillespie School.

PE, PSHE, health & well-being

We know that happiness, health and overall well-being are essential to ensuring that our children are able to flourish and thrive at school.


'A high quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.' National Curriculum

Modern Foreign Languages: French

At Gillespie School we teach children French ensuring that we meet the requirements of the National Curriculum for learning Modern Foreign Languages in Primary Schools.