Curriculum Overview

Our mission is to inspire a generation to learn, flourish and achieve in a caring, Christian community. Helping children learn – academically, socially, spiritually, morally, emotionally, and physically – in order for them to achieve their God-given potential is our core purpose.

Curriculum design

The Priory School has developed a compelling, sequenced and relevant curriculum which progresses from EYFS to Year 6. It is underpinned by our core ethos ‘inspiring all to learn, flourish and achieve’.

For more information on our principles guiding our curriculum design, see our curriculum page.

For more information on the statutory content to be covered in the National Curriculum 2014, please click below.

Year Group Curriculum Maps

Our Curriculum Maps for 2023-24 are available to download below. Please note these are ‘live’ documents and we are continually improving them. Our maps cover the key concepts, knowledge, skills and vocabulary covered in each subject, in each specific year group.

To look at the sequence of learning across different years in the different subjects (such as Geography), please visit our subject overview page.

Inclusion and Equality Curriculum Statement

Teachers set high expectations for all pupils.  They use appropriate assessment to set ambitious targets and plan challenging work for all groups, including: 

● More able pupils 

● Pupils with low prior attainment 

● Pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Pupils who are young carers. 

● Pupils with SEND  

● Pupils with English as an additional language (EAL) 

Teachers will plan lessons so that pupils with SEN and/or disabilities can study every National Curriculum subject and ensure that there are no barriers to every pupil achieving. 

Further information can be found in our statement of equality information and objectives, and in our SEND policy and information report.

Links to other policies

Subject guidelines are written and monitored for all subjects in the National Curriculum, which are reviewed by the school’s senior leadership team.  In addition, there are a number of key policies which are to be read in conjunction with our curriculum design and overview.

  • Religious Education Policy
  • Relationships, Sex and Health education policy (linked to the subject of PSHE)
  • SEND Policy
  • EYFS Policy (teaching and learning in foundation stage)
  • Educational Visits and Outdoor Learning Policy