The aims of our curriculum to inspire every child to achieve in each subject.
At St Francis’ School our intention is to deliver a broad, rich and innovative curriculum which is
founded on our Christian beliefs and our school mission and values. We aim to provide our pupils
with engaging and purposeful learning experiences which foster a love of learning to last a
While we follow the programmes of study for individual subjects as outlined in the National
Curriculum in England, we strive to be creative and, where possible, link subjects within topics
incorporating ‘WOW’ moments that spark children’s interests and relate to real world issues.
We enhance learning through regular trips and outings, first hand experiences, immersive topic
days, visits from experts and members of the local community. Our curriculum is enriched by our
local history, culture and partnership with our local Christian community.
We have planned additional experiences such as school camps, forest school, participation in
community events, opportunities to showcase learning and fundraising activities to support the
curriculum and give children skills for life. Our Religious Education programme and our marking
of the Church’s Year enriches and is enriched by the National Curriculum. We promote the
spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of children both discretely and as
Our curriculum prepares our pupils for life in modern British society by fostering in them
attitudes and qualities that enable them to be confident, resilient, creative, and respectful
citizens, well prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of modern life. Our
curriculum is designed to embrace diversity, recognise gifts and talents and remove barriers so
that every pupil achieves.
The subject icons below will take you to each subject's page and describe, in greater detail, our aims for learning in each area.