Stanton Bridge Primary School

National Curriculum


Our lessons are structured to ensure that children understand where their learning will take them.  Our curriculum is designed with a skill-orientated approach whereby knowledge is the basis and the foundation for inspiring the use of a range of skills.

Stanton Bridge Primary School aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, that allows children to play an active role in their learning. We cater for Foundation Stage (Reception), Key Stage 1 (Infants) and Key Stage 2 (Juniors).


Curriculum Vision wordle with the most popular words form each staff member's vision. The biggest words were the ones mentioned the most times. 

National Curriculum

The National Curriculum defines an entitlement for all children by setting out the stages and subjects your child will be taught during their time at school. Children aged 5 to 16 in maintained or state schools must be taught the National Curriculum.  Although Academies can be exempt from following the national curriculum, Stanton Bridge has chosen to continue in providing the NC subjects without any changes to the content of the programme of studies.

The National Curriculum is used by schools to ensure that teaching and learning is balanced and consistent.

It sets out:

  • The subjects taught
  • The knowledge, skills and understanding required in each subject
  • Standards or attainment targets in each subject – teachers can use these to assess your child’s progress and plan the next steps in their learning
  • Each school can then decide on how they will assess your child's progress

Within the framework of the National Curriculum, schools are free to plan and organise teaching and learning in the way that best meets the needs of their pupils.

Below is a link to the National Curriculum

National Curriculum