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About our Curriculum

The purpose of our school's curriculum aims to provide positive learning experiences, acquire a broad range of knowledge, and develop pupils' life skills and personal growth. The purpose of the school's curriculum is summarised and explained in more detail in the 'Curriculum Intent' document and also in the Curriculum Policy (see below.)


The school's strong tradition as a Christian community, promotes and fosters the 6 key Christian values that we believe are important to support the learning environment; friendship, respect, perseverance, courage, compassion and thankfulness.


We offer children a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum which takes account of National Curriculum statutory requirements coupled together with guidance provided by the Department for Education and the Diocese of Leicester.


We focus on providing a positive academic and pastoral  learning environment. We encourage children to learn skills, such as how to work independently and how to cooperate with others. We aim to set high aspirations so that they can fulfil their potential.


The school follows the National Curriculum which consists of English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Physical Education, Religious Education, Art and Design, Design and Technology, Personal Social Health Education and Citizenship and French.  Our RE scheme is based on the locally agreed syllabus.


Children in the Foundation stage follow the Development Matters curriculum.


Other than in the Foundation stage, the school organises its curriculum on a 2-year rolling programme of learning. Pupils are taught within 3 mixed age parallel classes of years 1-2, 3-4 and 5-6 and each phase has its own phase leader.


The organisation and unique aspects of the curriculum content at St Mary's is explained in more detail, in the document 'Our Curriculum Offer' (see below).


If you wish to find out more about the curriculum we are delivering at St. Mary's C.E. Primary School, please do not hesitate to contact us at :




Curriculum Development Policy 2019

Information for parents to help support your child