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Key stage information for school programmes at Kew

Run by our experienced Kew teachers, our programmes aim to give pupils opportunities to work scientifically in areas that are difficult or impossible to recreate in the school environment. Our sessions take place in a variety of locations throughout the Gardens, depending on the chosen topic, including in the glasshouses, among the trees or in our learning spaces in Museum No.1. 

Early Years

Students immerse themselves in a sensory learning journey of play and exploration in our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) programmes at Kew Gardens.

Key Stage 1

Inspire, engage and encourage curiosity by exploring our inquiry-based Key Stage 1 programmes at Kew Gardens.

Key Stage 2

Inspire, engage and encourage curiosity by exploring our inquiry-based Key Stage 2 programmes at Kew Gardens.

Key Stage 3

With either a science or geography focus, Secondary programmes at Kew Gardens aim to encourage scientific inquiry and inspire curiosity and fascination about the world, plants and its people — for today and the future.

Key Stage 4

The Key Stage 4 education programme at Kew Gardens is aimed at students engaged in GCSE and BTEC courses across all exam boards (OCR, AQA, Edexcel).

Key Stage 5

The Key Stage 5 and Post-compulsory education programme at Kew Gardens is aimed at students engaged in A, AS level, International Baccalaureate and BTEC courses across all exam boards (OCR, AQA, Edexcel).