Clarendon Primary School, Nursery and Children's Centre

Doing our best to achieve our best

Our School Curriculum


At Clarendon Primary School, we strive to provide the highest standard of education to enable children to acquire the skills, knowledge and concepts relevant and crucial to their future. Through the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum, children are offered a wide range of experiences to extend their understanding of themselves and the world in which they live.


Our school values are interwoven into our curriculum and help to promote and develop an ethos of care and of mutual support; where effort is valued, success is celebrated and children strive to ‘do their best to achieve their best’.



Aims of our curriculum

At Clarendon we are committed to providing a broad and balanced range of learning experiences, which meet and enhance the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum and the current Surrey Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. It aims to provide children with the knowledge, skills and application opportunities they require to successfully move onto their next stage of education whilst developing the skills, resilience and confidence required to become inquisitive lifelong learners. It also aims to provide stimulating learning experiences that meet the needs and interests of children and help them to develop as resilient and independent learners who are not afraid to ‘take risks’ in their learning.


We have developed our school curriculum and selected progressive schemes of work that build on children’s prior learning and reflect the content and challenge needed to lead to consistently outstanding achievement.


We actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect as well as tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. As well as meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum, we promote and provide a wide range of extended and extra-curricular experiences to enrich the experiences offered. These run during and after school, and include day trips, visitors to school, enrichment days and residential visits.


Alongside the ‘academic’ curriculum, we teach a full PSHE curriculum, supported by assemblies and underpinned by our whole school values that help children develop the health, social, emotional and relational skills needed to live an active, healthy and successful life.



Enabling Access for All Learners

We have a range of learner’s in school and recognise that all children are unique individuals. To cater for this, all children have ongoing access to quality first teaching, accessible learning opportunities, effective support and targeted intervention to enable them to make the best possible progress in school as well as foster in them a feeling of being a valued member of the wider school community.


We believe that everyone has the right to succeed and we are committed to ensuring every child receives access to the learning experiences required to ensure they are able to achieve their best.



Curriculum Organisation

Our curriculum is planned to ensure clear progression and coherence, and is based on the following guidance and documentation:

  • The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework; Development Matters guidance; and Birth to 5 matters;

  • The Primary National Curriculum 2014;

  • The Surrey Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education;

  • A variety of schemes selected by the school aimed at meeting the needs of our children.



The Early Years Foundation Stage

In Nursery and Reception, we follow the Early Years Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). This framework specifies the requirements for learning and development in the Early Years and provides specific areas of learning to cover in our curriculum. These areas are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Physical Development

  • Communication and Language development

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding of the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design
    We have also included the learning of computing skills within our Reception curriculum.


Throughout the EYFS curriculum, we fully support the principle that young children learn best through play and by engaging in well-planned structured activities that build on the pre-school learning experiences children have had prior to joining us.



Whole School Assemblies

Collective worship (often known as an assembly) supports the development of the children's ’spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Assemblies are an important part of our school community life, so we hope that all children participate in these. However, if for any reason parents/carers wish to exercise their right to withdraw their child/ren from all or part of collective worship activities they should make contact with the school in order to discuss this with the headteacher.



Key contacts to use for questions about our school curriculum

If you have any questions about our school curriculum and what we offer, please contact the following people:

- English - Mrs Sarah Evans (English Subject Leader)

- Maths - Mrs Louise Watson (Maths Subject Leader)

- R.E - Mrs Claire Dyson (R.E Subject Leader)

- PSHE/RSE (Health and Relationships Education) - Mr William Neale (Headteacher)

- Initial point of contact for other subjects within the National Curriculum - Mrs Louise Stondzik (Deputy Headteacher)



Further Information

For further information, please refer to our Curriculum Policy, which can be found on the policy’s section of our school website, and the ‘Subject Specific Information Link’ at the top of this page.