Intent statement

Leaders and teachers design a curriculum to prepare children for life as caring and thoughtful citizens. We use the child’s Education, Health and Care Plan to build on prior learning that develops key concepts and knowledge and broadens children’s vocabulary.

Teaching is adapted to the meet the needs of the whole child based on their individual needs, providing opportunities to access and succeed within the National Curriculum. We understand the long-term value of knowledge and deep understanding, and give ample opportunity to revisit concepts so children gain deep understanding of the subjects they learn about. As children cover concepts in more depth, they are given the tools and resources required to become independent learners and follow their own interests.

Our curriculum diet intertwines academic and personal development, targeting next steps for learning based on the needs of the child. Our enriched curriculum gives children the chance to access key life experiences such as off-site visits and residential trips, taking their learning further afield and outside of Hull.

Delivering our curriculum in a way which reignites a love of learning is critical to improving the life chances of our children. We achieve this by prioritising:

  • Reading, so children can access and understand the world around them with independence;
  • Creativity and the arts, giving children the outlet to express themselves and find their passion;

  • Physical education, to promote healthy lifestyles and show the value of teamwork;
  • Computing and online citizenship, highlighting the importance of keeping safe in a digital society;
  • Outdoor learning and community links, to help children see themselves as a member of a wider community and understand how they can be a valuable member of that group.

"Reading is a strength of the school.
Pupils read widely and fluently and have many opportunities to read."

Ofsted

"Pupils make rapid and sustained progress from their starting points, often reaching standards above those expected for their age."

Ofsted

"Pupils make positive progress in both writing and mathematics and across the wider curriculum. "

Ofsted

"Outstanding leadership has led to rapid improvements in all areas of the school since the last inspection."

Ofsted

"Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning. They are very well prepared for their next
steps in both education and life. "

Ofsted

"Links with other schools in the trust enable leaders to check the accuracy of their judgements and share good practice. "

Ofsted