The National Curriculum

The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

The national curriculum is just one element in the education of every child: it provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum. (The national curriculum in England: Key stages 1 and 2 framework document 2013)

Our Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum is underpinned by our ethos of ‘working together to fulfil potential’- providing pupils with a broad range of opportunities to experience learning through collaboration. Pupils will show inherent motivation to know and remember more, by being exposed to stimulating, engaging and challenging lessons.

Our curriculum promotes aspirations for all pupils, equipping them with the necessary skills to succeed in the wider community and as life-long learners. The intended curriculum and enacted curriculum, through selection of effective pedagogy, allows for all pupils to make progress.

Our curriculum provides the depth in content, knowledge and skills. All subjects are to be mapped, from EYFS to Key Stage 2, to ensure composite knowledge is sequential and organised to allow for mastery of the component knowledge intended in the national curriculum and for pupils to be able to discuss and interconnect the ‘big ideas’.

All pupils will be resilient, respectful and responsible learners.


Carefully selected schemes, and clear progression mapping of knowledge and skills, ensures that quality first teaching of a broad and ambitious curriculum takes place. Connections are made between core concepts; regularly revisited across year groups and key stages to enable children to achieve the desired outcome and end points. Children are clear on what they are learning, why and how this supports their overall knowledge and understanding of the world we live in. Long and Medium term plans are developed to build on prior learning, allowing children to 'know and remember more'. 

The curriculum consists of many planned experiences in school and out, to deepen pupils understanding of our local context and further enhance their cultural capital beyond the academic curriculum.