Curriculum statement


At St James’s C.E. Primary School, we are committed to providing all our pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum.  Through high quality teaching and well-planned learning activities, children of all abilities will experience success, challenge and enjoyment across all subjects. 

Through our curriculum and school values, we aim to ensure that all pupils leave us with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes that they need to succeed in life.  Close community and global links in our curriculum, support children to understand their place in a wider society.

We will endeavour to instil a love of learning and enjoyment in reading, in our pupils.  While recognising the upmost importance of children gaining fundamental skills in English and Maths, we equally value the importance of ensuring opportunities to develop personal interests and specialisms in all subjects.  Our curriculum reflects the pride that we have in our local area and the rich industrial heritage that we are surrounded by.  Through a wide variety of educational visits and visitors to school, we aim to provide our pupils with real life experiences to support and enhance learning.  Residential experiences in EYFS, Year 4 and Year 6 also enrich our curriculum.


Our extensive outdoor area is a valuable resource for the school curriculum.  Forest school, the story telling area and a large playing field provide vital opportunities for outdoor learning.  By providing extra-curricular activities, we hope to support our pupils to develop new interest and foster positive habits for a healthy life in the future.

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