Aims and Intent

With its diverse demographic, the school recognises that an international, engaging, challenging and integrated curriculum is key to supporting outstanding teaching and learning. Our curriculum aims to give all the children the knowledge, skills and understanding to achieve their full potential academically, socially and emotionally. This takes place in the context of a safe and nurturing school environment where each individual child is known and each individual child’s learning journey is unique to them. We aim to give the children the necessary skills to prepare them for life in modern British Society.

We aim for our curriculum to reflect both the context of the school and the experiences of the children and the wider world in which we live. This enables the children to be aspirational, to fulfil their potential and reach the highest of expectations that we have of them- to embody a Growth Mindset.
Our priority is to enable the children to succeed in the 21st century by providing a rich, relevant and exciting curriculum. In doing so, the children will develop a lifelong love of learning.

Our approach to delivering a knowledge and enquiry based curriculum ensures that we fully implement the National Curriculum. We follow a variety of well evidenced schemes of work, including Talk for Writing, Maths Mastery, Jigsaw, and Kapow for most wider curriculum subjects.

Wider curriculum subjects such as History, Science and Geography and Design Technology are taught via Kapow schemes of work.
We feel Kapow enables us to encourage a range of subject specific skills and supports deep and meaningful learning within our pupils.

Specialist teachers are employed to teach Art, Music, PE, Dance and Spanish.


Our intention within Science is that we:

  1. Develop and embed children’s skills alongside interdisciplinary knowledge.
  2. Explicitly teach working scientifically skills in conjunction with the five types of enquiry in order to develop long lasting scientific understanding.
  3. Progressively build investigative approaches and practical learning experiences.
  4. Support children to answer scientific questions, devise their own research questions and search for answers in a range of enquiry styles
  5. Relate scientific learning to real life contexts and promote the amazing diversity within the field of Science.


Our intention within History is that we:

  1. Develop a strong sense of chronology and chronological awareness within our pupils leading up to an exploration of concepts such as cause and effect.  
  2. Engage pupils with substantive topic knowledge which allows them to discover about the past, places and ideas.
  3. Use high quality primary and secondary historical sources in order to foster children’s critical thinking and develop their understanding of how historical evidence can be used.
  4. Ensure the disciplinary knowledge within History relating to how historians investigate the past, and how they construct historical arguments leads to pupils “thinking like a Historian”.  
  5. Explicitly teach a range of aspects from History in our locality but also in the wider world to promote key historical events and ensure our pupils are able to “Think Globally”


  1. Our intention within Geography is that we:
  2. Develop an open minded and inquisitive awareness of the world around our pupils.
  3. Ensure human and geographical features are understood, recognised and discussed over time in a progressive style.
  4. Blend geographical knowledge with the progressive teaching of the essential geographical fieldwork skills.
  5. Ensure our pupils are exposed to high quality geographical resources and become globally minded citizens.
  6. Provide purposeful cultural capital experiences to support of Geography curriculum


Parents also have a significant part in their child’s learning. We ensure that as part of a topic, parents are informed about what their child will be learning and suggest ways in which they can play an active role in their child’s development. All parents receive a termly bulletin with this information. Work is celebrated and shared throughout the year with parents and the school community in assemblies and open days.