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Our Curriculum

Shaping lives, shaping futures.

Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old, they will not turn from it.

Proverbs 22:6

At St John’s we provide a broad and balanced curriculum that is engaging for all pupils and actively encourages a curiosity of the world around them.  Lessons are delivered in a creative and inspiring manner that promotes independence, a love of learning and a desire to challenge their thinking. 

As a Church of England school, our curriculum is underpinned by our Christian and British values as we endeavour to ensure that pupils leave us as thoughtful, creative and confident young people who are able to make a positive contribution on a local, national and international scale.

Curriculum Intent

Successful learners

Pupils will be provided with:

  • An inspiring and engaging curriculum that is broad, inclusive and personalised to meet the needs of our children within the context of our community
  • An opportunity to nurture a passion for learning and a determination to aim high and learn from positive role models.
  • The opportunity to develop an openness to new thinking and ideas.
  • The opportunity to learn in a variety of ways and immerse themselves in hands-on learning experiences, which encourage resilience, perseverance and teamwork. 
  • A love of reading and stories that will inspire and engage them.
  • Rich, high quality vocabulary to enable them to flourish as articulate individuals who can express themselves in society.

Confident individuals

Pupils will learn:

  • Physical, personal and social activities, and the value of having a healthy mind and a healthy body.
  • The importance of secure moral values and beliefs within the Christian ethos of the school
  • Self-awareness
  • Resilience
  • To have high aspirations
  • To persevere and not being afraid to make a mistake and to try again.
  • To develop and communicate their own view of the world
  • Confidence to stand up for what they believe in.

Responsible citizens

Pupils will:

  • Show respect and understanding for others and the world in which we live.
  • Listen to and respond appropriately to different viewpoints.
  • Participate responsibly in political, social and cultural life
  • View our school as part of a wider community and our place within it
  • Have an understanding of the impact our actions can have on each other and the world around us
  • Enjoy regular opportunities with parents, carers and families to share in their learning. 

Effective contributors

Pupils will be provided with:

  • The opportunity to ask questions, investigate, problem-solve, explore and to deepen their knowledge and understanding through nurturing a curiosity in the world around them. 
  • Opportunities to develop their talents and creativity so that they have the confidence to use their imaginative talents.
  • Demonstrate initiative and be able to take the lead
  • Opportunities to share their learning to help others


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Please visit our year group pages for further information on our curriculum.