St Andrew's C of E Primary Academy

Inspiring children to achieve their personal best

Our Curriculum: an introduction


The school provides a broad, balanced, creative curriculum, which endeavours to extend the children's knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live. We aim to help children acquire increasing competence through the development of concepts, skills and attitudes and to enable them to develop their own self-confidence and relate happily to others.


The first years of school are the foundation of your child's education. In September 2014, an updated National Curriculum was introduced. The subjects of study are English, Maths, Science, Design & Technology, Computing, History, Geography, Religious Education, Art and Design, Music and Physical Education. Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education became a statutory subject from 2020.



At this stage, many of these subjects are integrated and taught through themes or topics to ensure engaging, meaningful learning opportunities. Themes also include opportunities to learn outside of the classroom where possible, looking to use children's natural curiosity, encouraging them to think critically and develops a scientific approach to problem solving.


As part of their learning, children will make visits to other environments; museums, workplaces, theatres etc. Visitors to the school such as storytellers, artists, musicians etc. will share their expertise in a particular field with the children and all these direct experiences will help to make the children's learning stimulating and relevant.