Transylvania College

"Across the primary school students felt they had a clear idea of their progress and how they could improve."

BSO Inspection Report,
 April 2016

The following year groups are included in the Lower Primary:

  • Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, where teaching is based on the National Curriculum for England. The children enrolled here also have Romanian lessons - 4 per week for native speakers and 2 per week for non-native speakers.

  • Grade 0 (pregatitoare) and Grade 1, where we offer the Romanian national curriculum, enriched with additional courses: English classes (5 periods/week); Computing, Art, Music and PE, PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education), also taught in English;

What is the appropriate year group for your child?

Transylvania College offers the following options in primary school, depending on the child's age and previous academic experience, and the parents' choice of curriculum:

These classes follow the Romanian Curriculum
(Yellow Apples or Red Apples at Transylvania College)
Grade 0 
(pregatitoare=K-Stars at Transylvania College)
Grade 1
These classes follow the National Curriculum of England
Year 1
Year 2

In Reception, we implement the Early Years Foundations Stage (EYFS) curriculum. The children learn by playing and exploring, by being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

In a similar way, the children in grade 0 (clasa pregatitoare) learn through activities which integrate elements of Maths, Science, role play, which helps them to discover and understand the world around them.

The aim in both Reception and Grade 0 is to help children adjust to the new school environment in a fun and interactive way, keeping in mind the specific needs of each age group.

Subjects according to year group and curriculum

All of our teachers are trained to use interactive and creative teaching methods, so it’s no surprise that children truly enjoy coming to school every day, being engaged in activities that ignite their curiosity and spark their interest in continuous learning. Children are introduced to a wide array of subjects that teach them exciting facts about the world around them.

The compulsory subjects according to age and curriculum:





Year 1 and 2

National Curriculum of England

Grade 0 and 1

Romanian Curriculum

Core subjects



5 lessons per week

5 lessons per week


4 lessons per week for native speakers/2 for non-native speakers

5 lessons per week (grade 0)/8 lessons per week (grade 1)


5 lessons per week

4 lessons per week


2 lessons per week

integrated with Maths

Foundation subjects


2 lessons per week

2 lessons per week


1 lesson per week

1 lesson per week (project)

Art & Design / Design & Technology

2 lessons per week

2 lessons per week

Geography / History

-taught alternatively every half term

2 lessons per week

integrated with Maths


1 lesson per week

1 lesson per week

Physical Education

2 lessons per week

2 lessons per week


In all classes, teachers use differentiation techniques to cater to each child’s unique needs and abilities. Feedback is given in a positive and constructive way, which encourages children to ask for support, if needed, and, at the same time, it teaches them to correctly self and peer assess their work.

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Transylvania College
Aleea Băișoara 2A
Postal Code 400445