On this section of our school website you will be able to find out about the curriculum that is taught throughout the school. The curriculum is the collection of subjects that are taught to your children. Within this section you should be able to find out WHAT we teach, WHEN we teach it and HOW we teach it. As a Local Authority Voluntary Aided School we follow the National Curriculum which was published by the Department for Education in 2013. We will add links into this section so that you can see the National Curriculum and how we have designed our curriculum around it.

The Curriculum is divided into different phases:   EYFS    KS1    KS2

EYFS - Is the Early Years and Foundation Stage. If your child is in Nursery or Reception they are in the EYFS and follow the EYFS curriculum; this curriculum is quite different in structure to the other phases and concentrates on the physical, personal, social and emotional development as well as communication, language and Literacy and Maths.

EYFS overview          

KS1 - Is Key Stage One. If you child is in Year 1 or Year 2 they are in KS1. In KS1 the curriculum focus' on English, Mathematics, Science, Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Music and Physical Education (P.E).

KS2  - Is Key Stage Two. If your child is in Year 3, 4, 5 or 6 they are in KS2. In KS2 the curriculum focus' on Enlgish, Mathematics, Science, Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Music, Modern Foreign Languages and Physical Education (P.E.)

The National Curriculum published by the Department for Education can be found by clicking this link


The staff of St Cuthbert's have worked together to design a curriculum that best meets the needs of all the children in our school. In designing our curriculum we started with the aims that the Governors and Staff have for all children, what we felt the needs of our children where and how we would ensure engagement and enjoyment of learning. This document details the underlining motivations and key principles behind the St Cuthbert's Curriculum.

The St. Cuthbert's Curriculum

We have engaged in specialised teaching for certain subjects across the school and are extremely proud of the high quality provision that our children experience - please look at the Music, P.E. and MFL (Modern Foreign Language) sections to learn more about who teaches these subjects and what is taught. In addition there are Subject Overviews that will explain what each year group covers throughout the year and Year Group Overviews in which each class teacher has explained the contents of their classes curriculum for every half term.

We do always aim to enrich the curriculum and we will let you know if we are planning any special activities so that you can be fully involved.