Welcome to Footsteps School, Cayman's first and only accredited Beach School. Following the UK National Curriculum, we offer small class sizes an a nurturing environment. We integrate outdoor learning into our curriculum, making the most of Cayman's natural beauty and landscape whilst encouraging exploration, investigation and independence.
Your child’s education and happiness is our priority and our bespoke curriculum ensures the interests and learning styles of all of our students are taken into account.
The Office of Education Standards (OES) inspection report in October 2022 graded our curriculum as 'Excellent,' noting the rich, broad, balanced and relevant content with a focus on Caymanian culture. Continuity and progression of the curriculum throughout the school, as well as strong cross curricular links, were also mentioned as strengths in the report. Our high-quality outdoor learning was recognised as a very valuable element to our curriculum, with the report noting, 'visits to the local beaches allowed students to make deep and meaningful connections to the world and gave them an understanding of how learners fit within it.'
At Footsteps we follow the UK National Curriculum 2014, ensuring all students will be best prepared for their transition to high school (whether staying in Cayman or moving overseas) with an additional focus on the Cayman Islands and the wider world. The first and only accredited Beach School on island, our regular beach and outdoor-learning days are what set us apart from all other primary schools on island. Using a variety of hands-on teaching and learning styles means we can really engage our students in their learning.
At Footsteps, we have created a relevant curriculum with an emphasis on learning through investigation and using our local natural environment. We have small class sizes as research shows that this is a key element of effective teaching and learning. We aim to individualise learning as far as possible, offering regular extension and depth-of-learning opportunities as well as learning support.
We aim to build a student body filled with happy, inspired children who aim high, have a growth mindset, share a love of learning and appreciate diversity in all its forms. Our students come from a true cross section of Cayman’s society. They include part and fully-funded Caymanian scholarship students, students from Cayman and the rest of the world. They boast a huge range of abilities and talents and some have SEND. Most importantly, they are friends.
The Facility and Resources
Our renovated building is on Eastern Avenue, a convenient central George Town location. Although small, our premises are perfectly suited to being a boutique school, with plenty of well-appointed internal space, a private car-park and various outside areas including a planting garden, learning garden and an outdoor play area.
The building consists of approximately 11,000 square feet of internal space and 3500 square feet of outside space, all purposefully allocated and renovated to create an inspiring learning environment filled with top-quality and up-to-date resources and books. Our school building is fresh, bright and filled with natural materials reflecting our beautiful island home.
At Footsteps, we also make use of many of the wonderful facilities available to us throughout the island to enrich our curriculum. Swimming lessons take place at the Lions Pool; tennis, rugby and squash lessons take place at their respective sport clubs and we make the most of any workshops being offered, island wide. Nature learning happens at various beaches and farms, the Botanic Park, and the National Trust locations. It takes a village to raise a child and we are very lucky to have so many specialist resources on island that can enhance our teaching and learning.