Our Curriculum

At Bankwood Primary School it is our vision that all our children experience a rigorous academic curriculum that is challenging, enriching and accessible to all. This provides our children with the best opportunities for the next stage in their education and for later life.

We have adopted an enquiry-based approach to teaching the national curriculum. This is designed to give all lessons a purpose and to ensure that, throughout the key stages, pupils are supported to remember what they have been taught and to integrate new knowledge.

All teaching is built on the following key principles and is underpinned by our belief in the limitless potential of our children:

  1. To maintain the highest standards of literacy and numeracy across the curriculum so that children have essential skills for life.
  2. To provide a coherent programme of personal, health, social and economic education that ensures our students become confident citizens;
  3. To recognise the importance of both formal and informal taught curriculum within the school’s timetabled programme and that which takes place out of normal lesson time or the school day;
  4. To promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
  5. To differentiate our curriculum in appropriate pathways for specific cohorts of students
  6. To provide continuity and progression between the key stages, using assessment intelligently and to inform learning,
  7. To ensure that children are best prepared for national examinations and their increasing academic demands;


If you require more information about the curriculum the school is following, please contact the school office.  












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