Curriculum Intent


At St. Andrew’s CE VA Primary School, we value each child as an individual with a unique potential for learning skills and knowledge. We are in the process of refining the content of our ambitious curriculum based on the EYFS/National Curriculum, whilst reflecting the unique context of our school, and where our children come from, on the edge of historic Salisbury.

Underpinned by our Christian vision and values of love, honesty and respect, as well as British Values, our curriculum is structured to ensure that learning is progressive and builds upon prior skills and knowledge. We adopt an inclusive approach driven by high expectations for every child, and pupils are supported to become kind and compassionate citizens who have tolerance of, respect for and an understanding of those who are different to themselves.

Reading is at the heart of our curriculum because we believe if our children are confident, fluent readers, they are able to learn anything. We are committed to ensuring that all of our children develop the ability to read with automaticity and comprehension to enable them to access the whole curriculum, and build their vocabulary to increase their chances of success in later life.

Our curriculum is designed to develop active learners with curious minds who are keen to learn about and experience the wonders of our world.

We aspire to develop creativity in our children by offering a range of opportunities to develop their interest and talents. This sits alongside the desire for our pupils to understand how to maintain a healthy mind and body – our holistic approach to physical and mental health, including access to a wide range of physical education opportunities and teaching about healthy eating, is designed to promote a proactive, positive approach to staying healthy.

If you would like to know more about the curriculum and assessment procedures in school, please contact your child’s class teacher for additional information.

For further information on the National Curriculum for Primary Schools please go to:-