Childrens' learning and development is at the heart of Northbrook Primary Academy's curriculum; it is broad and balanced and equips pupils with the skills necessary to succeed in life after school.  We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind and our curriculum celebrates the diverse nature of our society, enabling pupils to embrace the world around them – encouraging adherence with the fundamental British values. It also promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at our school and of society.

This curriculum intent statement below outlines how the school has created the curriculum and the benefits it will bring to our childrens’ learning and self-improvement.

Curriculum intent

At Northbrook Primary Academy we have designed our curriculum with childrens’ learning at the centre. We recognise that a curriculum has to be broad, balanced and offer pupils opportunities to grow as individuals as well as learners. Our school values the input of its children, their parents and the local community with regards to the planning and delivery of the curriculum. We believe pupils get a well-rounded education if everyone is involved in shaping it.

We aim to ensure our children enjoy learning and feel prepared for life after school. We also intend to offer our pupils new and exciting experiences through extra-curricular activities that are designed to build resilience, confidence and self-esteem. Our curriculum will be delivered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, through a variety of methods, including those outlined below.

Classroom-based learning: Accessing different learning resources and equipment to broaden pupils’ knowledge, and making cross-curricular links where possible within lesson plans, so that pupils can draw upon knowledge from different subjects and understand how each topic plays a part in everyday life. Classroom teaching also includes one-to-one and small group tuition for pupils who require additional support.

Extra-curricular activities: We provide a variety of extra-curricular activities for pupils that enhance their learning experience, form personal connections with their peers, and teach skills essential for life after school.

The overall aims of the curriculum are to:

-Enable all pupils to understand that they are all aspirational learners.

-Enable pupils to understand the skills and attributes needed to be a aspirational learner.

-Enable pupils to develop their own personal interests and develop a positive attitude towards learning, so that they demonstrate happiness coming to school, and acquire a solid basis for lifelong learning.

-Teach pupils the basic skills of literacy, numeracy, ICT and science.

-Enable pupils to be creative through art, dance, music, drama and design and technology.

-Enable pupils to be healthy individuals and appreciate the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

-Teach pupils about their developing world, including how their environment and society have changed over time.

-Help pupils understand the fundamental British values, and enable them to be positive and empathetic citizens in society, who can make a difference.

-Fulfil all the requirements of the national curriculum and the locally agreed syllabus for RE.

-Teach pupils to have an awareness of their own spiritual development, and to understand right from wrong.

-Help pupils understand the importance of truth and fairness, so that they grow up committed to equal opportunities for all.

-Enable pupils to have respect for themselves and high self-esteem, and to be able to live and work co-operatively with others.

-Enable pupils to be passionate about what they believe in and to develop their own thoughts on different topics.

-Enable pupils to develop their intellect including their emotional development, ask questions and take appropriate risks.

-Enable pupils to experience playing a musical instrument.

-Teach pupils about the importance of forming healthy relationships with friends, family and peers.

Through the aims outlined above, pupils will benefit by:

-Learning how to lead safe, healthy and happy lives. 

-Understanding that failure is part of the road to success.

-Being rewarded for academic successes.

-Being supported with their next stages in education and feeling prepared for life after school.

-Becoming responsible and empathetic individuals who contribute to community living and the environment.

-Achieving to the best of their ability.

-Acquiring a wealth of knowledge and experience. 

-Becoming critical thinkers.

-Finding a sense of belonging to the school family and realising the importance of teamwork

-Learning how to cooperate and demonstrate teamwork working with their peers and respect one another inside and outside the classroom.

The school will ensure every pupil has access to the following core subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • PSHE
  • RE 

The school will ensure pupils also have access to the following foundation subjects:

  • Art and design
  • Computing
  • Design and technology
  • Languages (KS2 Spanish) 
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • PE

You can find out more about the delivery of each subject on our subject pages. If you would  like to know more about our curriculum offer please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Morris (Assistant Headteacher - Key Stage 2 Leader) at school on or by phoning the school on 01772 421599. Thank you.