Aims of the School - Our Curriculum Statement

We aim to provide a rich and stimulating environment for all pupils within the school and one that encourages children to develop to their full potential without fear of failure. Children need to feel secure in order to work effectively.

The curriculum offered at Peterchurch is in line with the National Curriculum requirements for a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum, to “promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at school and in society to prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.” (Education Reform Act 1988)

Whole School Curriculum

The school is currently arranged into five classes as follows;

  • Ash Class – Reception and Year 1
  • Beech Class – Year 1 and Year 2
  • Cherry Class – Year 3 and Year 4
  • Maple Class – Year 4 and Year 5
  • Oak Class – Year 6

To cover the National Curriculum requirements each year group has a yearly plan covering all subject which emphasises cross-curricular links. Please see this link to view pages 44 to 50 for individual year group curriculum plans which is included in the Prospectus.

The Infants currently follow a two-year rolling programme and the Juniors a four year rolling programme.

Each topic has a particular bias towards a subject or subjects but also incorporates to a lesser extent other National Curriculum Subjects.

Golden Valley Pre-School

We have a thriving Pre-School located within our site. We have strong liaison with staff and children including regular visits, shared resources and excellent transition arrangements.

Admission of Pupils

The school caters for children living in the Parishes of Peterchurch, Dorstone, Vowchurch and Turnastone.

Pupils completing their primary education who live in the catchment area normally transfer to Fairfield High School, Peterchurch, at the beginning of the Autumn Term following their eleventh birthday.

Prospective parents are invited to contact the Headteacher for an appointment to view the school. For more details please download our Prospectus.

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