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As a Catholic School, we put Christ at the centre of everything we do by integrating Gospel values and the teachings of the Catholic Church into every aspect of learning, teaching and the totality of school life. The curriculum we offer is therefore inspired by the teachings of the Gospel.

The curriculum is the means by which our school achieves its objective of educating children in the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need in order to lead fulfilling lives. At Sacred Heart School, we promise to deliver a fully inclusive curriculum which is engaging, challenging and which fosters independence.

Through our experienced, dedicated staff, and our highly trained teaching assistants, the curriculum we offer at Sacred Heart School is designed to encourage and promote the intellectual, personal, social, physical, creative, spiritual and moral development of our pupils.

We believe that, through our curriculum, our children will:

  • gain the in-depth knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life
  • develop the skills needed for future learning
  • be prepared for the next stage of their education
  • value diversity whilst also promoting shared values
  • develop an awareness of human rights
  • be able to make a positive contribution to their school community and the wider community 
  • understand what it is to be a Global Citizen, recognising the part they have to play within this.


The curriculum at Sacred Heart School is led by the humanities units, which have a different focus each term. High quality texts are used as a stimulus for each unit. These units of work, enable school to deliver its curriculum principles and entitlement whilst ensuring coverage of the statutory requirements of the national curriculum.

Our curriculum includes not only the learning which occurs in the classroom, but also the extracurricular activities which we provide to enrich the experiences of the children.

The Core Offer for all children includes entitlement to the following, as a minimum :

Access to:

  • Experienced, dedicated staff who have high expectations of all children.
  • Highly trained teaching assistants who are able to deliver specific interventions as well as provide in-class support.
  • Read Write Inc- a systematic and consistent approach to the teaching of phonics and early reading, including reading books which match phonics knowledge
  • At least one whole class educational visit per year.
  • One key stage or whole school science trip in the Spring term.
  • A fully themed Science Week at the beginning of March every year.
  • External visitors such as Zoolab, poets, African drummers and theatre groups.
  • An engaging and exciting curriculum.
  • Regular Showcases for parents and the wider community to display written work, drawings and models made by the class. An opportunity to perform poems and songs at the showcases.
  • The expertise of visiting professional sports people
  • Cross curricular global learning including work around the UN Sustainable Development Goals.     

Opportunities to:

  • Participate in Advent and Lenten services in church.
  • Read prayers and scripture and perform liturgical dance in church.
  • Read at a variety of whole school and class Masses/services.
  • Be a member of the School Council, Sports Council, or Chaplaincy Team.
  • Develop reading skills through the Reciprocal Reading approach in KS2.
  • Develop and use the language of debate through regular access to First Newspapers and associated activities
  • Develop and use correct mathematical vocabulary through the Mastery approach to mathematics
  • Develop awareness of local, national and international events 
  • Purchase ‘additional’ music lessons
  • Attend a range of extracurricular activities 

To find out more about our curriculum, please contact the school and ask to speak to the Headteacher, Ms Tuplin, or the Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Jessop. Alternatively, why not make an appointment to come and have a look round our wonderful school and see the curriculum in action for yourself? You can be assured of a warm welcome.

Full details of the curriculum can be found in our curriculum documents below: