Curriculum Overview

Your Child’s Learning

The children are taught by their own class teacher in mixed ability classes with children of approximately the same age. We have places for 39 children in each year group from Reception to Year 6. Currently in Nursery we have 26 full-time places.

The staffing complement for each class in KS1 is a fully qualified teacher and a trained assistant of learning. Every classroom is fully furnished and equipped with the highest quality learning resources. Each class has access to laptops to enhance their learning.

Each class teacher gets to know their pupils very well and is keen to involve you in their life at school. Each child makes progress at different rates and through different ways of learning. We believe it is important to value each individual and that our curriculum provides learning opportunities which build on strengths and help pupils overcome barriers.

Our curriculum is designed to be broad and balanced, providing academic, social, moral, physical, creative and personal development opportunities for every pupil.

We have almost completed our curriculum review and the final documents will be available on our website by September 2020.

You can also contact your child’s class teacher, or if you are a member of the public, contact the administration team.

Key Stage 1 (Ages 5–7 Years) & Key Stage 2 (Ages 8–11 Years)

The core curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2 comprises:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Children also study the subjects as part of the National Curriculum. These are: Computing, Art and Design, Design Technology, History, Geography, Music, Physical Education, Personal, Social, Health Education, Religious Education and Modern Foreign Languages in KS2.

Non-denominational Religious Education is provided for all children as part of the curriculum and is in accordance with the local agreed County Religious Education syllabus. Assembly is an important part of the school day when we meet together as a community. It is a time when we place emphasis on the development of values and attitudes towards each other and the world around us. Assemblies are non-denominational and although they are of a broadly Christian nature due consideration is given to the multicultural society in which we live. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from religious education and collective worship should they so wish. If parents do not wish their child to be taught the agreed syllabus or take part in short acts of collective worship then they should inform us in writing. Their child can then be excused and suitable alternative arrangements made.

Visits and visitors play an essential role in our school and take place on a regular basis. These are varied and can include places in the locality e.g. local secondary schools, swimming lessons at Fit City Eccles, historical  trips to regional buildings and residential trips to Arete Outdoor Education Centre.

Relationships and Sex Education

After Sept 2020. Our updated Policy, curriculum and further detail will be shared with parents before we begin delivery.


  • Relationships and Sex education is taught at Clarendon Road in two ways. It is taught at both Key Stages through the content of National Curriculum Science lessons and through special lessons delivered at the end of Years 5 and 6 as children prepare to move on to secondary school.
  • In Science, part of the curriculum deals with ‘Life Processes and Living Things.’ Children at Key Stage 1 learn that humans and other animals can produce offspring and that these offspring grow into adults, while children at Key Stage 2 learn about the main stages of the human life cycle.
  • Children in Y5 and Y6 have special lessons delivered by the class teacher or learning mentor. Children are shown a video about the main features of puberty and any questions they may have will be answered. You have the right to withdraw your child from this particular lesson and are asked to give your written consent. You are welcome to view the subject matter of the video before you make up your mind.

Extra–curricular Activities

We offer a wide variety of clubs that take place before school, during lunch break and after school. Some of the activities we offer are: music, sports, quiz, debates and gardening.