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The aim for all of our children is that at the end of their journey with us, each child should leave with a portfolio of rich and happy memories and be ready for the next stage of their learning. Every child is recognised as a unique individual in our school and we celebrate and welcome differences within our community. We constantly provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning and believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives, filled with curiosity and joy in new experiences and knowledge.

We deliver a high quality and purposeful curriculum that provides a broad and balanced education, based on the national curriculum, which meets the needs of all pupils. It is designed to give them the skills, knowledge and understanding to prepare them for their future lives. Its implementation is intended to provide children with ambition, learn new and exciting concepts and deepen subject knowledge through a progressive model. In addition, physical development, well-being and mental health are key elements that support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning. Our curriculum celebrates diversity and utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of the community while supporting the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. 


We offer a curriculum which is broad and balanced and builds upon the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children as they progress through our academy, whatever their starting point.

Our ambitious curriculum is implemented through successful subject leadership, secure subject knowledge, detailed curriculum planning and is delivered via a progressive model in a non-discriminatory manner. The curriculum is underpinned by the University of Brighton Academies Trust core values. We endeavour to weave our behaviour values through all areas of the curriculum to support the development of these key values for life. These values form the basis of our school vision which drives our curriculum implementation as these are the outcomes that we want for our pupils.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is separated into seven areas of development. There are three ‘Prime Areas’ and four ‘Specific Areas’. The Prime areas are fundamental skills and work together to support development in all other areas of development. Children are assessed against Early Learning Goals which builds a profile towards achieving an outcome defined as a good level of development (GLD) and assessed using Target Tracker (our online assessment system) statements. At this stage of their development, there is a balance of self-initiated learning which is enhanced by the formalised approaches of maths lessons, 

Curriculum overviews are mapped out as a whole academy and individual year groups then plan the curriculum delivery for their children accordingly, ensuring a broad and balanced curriculum based on the national curriculum. Topic choices within the long-term plans support the Power of Reading approach and ensure coverage and progression throughout the school. The more able pupils are challenged further in their learning and children who find aspects of their learning more difficult are appropriately supported so that they too are enabled to experience success.


The impact of our curriculum should reflect the school’s vision as this lists what we hope that our pupils will achieve by the time they leave our school. Key outcomes for our children will be that:

  • Pupils will be academically and physically prepared for life in secondary school, modern Britain and the world.
  • Pupils will have fully rounded characters with a clear understanding of complex values like equality, friendship, trust and many others.
  • Pupils approach challenges everyday with rigour and the skills to overcome them.
  • Pupils don’t give up, are highly motivated to succeed, achieve and are equipped with all the personal skills to do this.
  • Pupils make decisions for the right reasons and in the best interests of their community.
  • Pupils are resilient to the influence of others.
  • Pupils will go out into the world and make a difference in their own life and the lives of others.

Curriculum Subjects

Our school curriculum has been designed with careful consideration of what our pupils actually need in order to go on to be successful in their lives and play an active part in society. To achieve this, subject leaders and the leadership teams have taken time to ensure that there is a coherent rationale behind the planning of when and where various elements of learning within each subject take place.

The teaching and learning is based on the National Curriculum and is organised in a logical sequence to support progression. It has a sharp focus on subject knowledge and the application of skills to support the retention of learning from one phase to the next, preparing our pupils to build on their prior learning. It is designed on the understanding that:

  1. Knowledge is important to all thinking
  2. We understand new things in relation to what we already know
  3. Retrieving knowledge helps us to remember it for longer

As part of our drive to ensure that pupils learn effectively, we promote and monitor quality teaching and the motivation and assessment of pupils very carefully.