Curriculum

The National Curriculum 2014

The national curriculum for England has been statutory  in all maintained schools since September 2014

The curriculum contains the programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects.

All maintained schools in England began teaching these programmes of study from September 2014 with the following exceptions:

  • in the 2014 to 2015 academic year, pupils in years 2 and 6 should be taught the current programmes of study in English, mathematics and science
    • these pupils will sit the current key stage 1 and 2 tests respectively
    • new tests will be available from 2016
At Abbey, we follow the programs of study as set out in the national curriculum, adding a wide range of enriching activities in order to achieve academic excellence through a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum where every child has the opportunity to achieve their potential.  At whatever age a child is admitted to our school, we aim first of all to provide a caring and happy environment where confidence and self-esteem can flourish.  Key skills are taught in ways that seek to enthuse and engage children in their learning.  As the children progress through the school, their experience in all aspects of the curriculum helps towards preparing them for the secondary phase of education and most importantly, for life as a good citizen.   Manners, politeness and respect are actively promoted and encouraged.

Phonics Teaching at Abbey

How we organise our phonics teaching