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What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects on this page however if you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach please contact the school directly. 

Our Curriculum Intent

In keeping with our Christian vision our curriculum is designed with three goals in mind to enable our children to become, 'the very best they can be':

*To provide children with awe and wonder in order to develop their spirituality. 

* To ensure children respect, utilise and take pride in their environment - 'God's big world'.

* To provide children with experiences that awaken their desire for knowledge and that leads them to become Initiative takers and resilient learners.


Our implementation of the curriculum

Our school curriculum is designed to extend the children's knowledge of themselves and the world around them, to develop their skills and ideas as individuals and to help them relate to others. All children follow a broad and balanced curriculum, taught in topics across the mixed age classes, following the national curriculum.  Learning topics are based upon the following areas of experience.

1. English

2. Maths

3. Science

4. Computing

5. Religious and spiritual education

6. Physical education

7. Social health and citizenship

8. History

9. Geography

10. Art

11. Design and technology

12. French


Within this framework, activities are sought to provide children with opportunities to:

a) Develop lively and enquiring minds.

b) Identify, define and solve problems.

c) Develop interest and imagination.

d) Encourage decision making and responsibility.

e) Be sensitive to the needs of others.

f) Acquire knowledge, skills and understanding.

g) Experience a caring, supportive school community and to contribute to its well-being.


Our carefully planned curriculum offers progression and continuity, and the matching of work set to the ability of the children. The Christian ethos that permeates the whole of our school life. The Reception children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.  Our intention is to provide a vibrant and exciting curriculum that enables each child to realise his/her greatest potential.


Our aim is to create a happy and safe school environment where children learn specific skills; where they develop a love of learning, of finding out and investigating; and where tolerance and consideration for others along with cooperation and team work provides the basis for all our activities.  The monitoring of each child's progress is on-going and is discussed with parents at appropriate times during the year.


The curriculum in its full sense comprises all the opportunities for learning provided by the school. It includes the formal programme of lessons within the timetable and our varied enrichment and outdoor learning activities. These complement each other and thus the relationships and quality of life established in the school community as a whole.

Our impact of the curriculum

Our leaners develop a rich knowledge and a variety of skills across the curriculum and achieve well when compared to their peers - for further information have a look at our performance data.


What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

Check out our Class Pages for further details of our curriculum.


Biblical Value

Inspiring God’s children to achieve their full potential. We are a small school but big enough to care and inspire all children. We provide a safe Christian environment for all to work and play together.