Our aim is to offer children a balanced, integrated and broadly based curriculum. In our own detailed planning we have tried to stay true to certain fundamental principles:
- that the School Curriculum is as much to do with the acquisition of skills as with knowledge;
- that in a rapidly changing world the curriculum should keep pace with important current developments and issues;
- that a broadly-based curriculum calls for a proper balance between theoretical studies and practical activities;
- that since the 'primary years' are only one stage in the continuum of 'education for life' we should be aware of the demands and expectations of the secondary sector, and ensure that our children are fully and appropriately prepared for the next stage.
Every maintained school is now obliged by law to provide a balanced and broadly based curriculum which:
- promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at school and of society;
- prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
(from the 1988 Education Reform Act)
As a Church of England School, we strive to ensure that our children receive an education based on the values and precepts of the Christian faith, whilst developing an appreciation and tolerance of the religious and moral values of others.