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'Caring and Challenging' 'Achieving together in a safe, happy, inspiring and Christian environment'

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Madresfield CE Primary School Curriculum Statement

‘Caring and Challenging’


“Everything is possible for the person who has faith”

Mark 9.23

We believe:

  • we are all members of an inclusive learning community
  • every member of this community can succeed and flourish as a valued individual
  • every child deserves to succeed as an independent, enthusiastic and confident learner, developing positive self-belief and resilience
  • in an atmosphere of encouragement and acceptance, where we promote respect for each other and the environment
  • in the role of Christian values in the working of the school and its community
  • in a curriculum that combines academic rigour with fun, sensitivity and prayerfulness
  • it is important to respect and celebrate cultural diversity through positive relationships
  • that our embedded values will allow all to thrive in the wider community



“The national curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the national curriculum specifications. The national curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum”. (2014 National Curriculum)


The aim for our school is to create a curriculum that both reflects and serves the needs of the children within the community in which they are geographically and culturally located. At Madresfield this means that we follow the objectives laid out in the National Curriculum and the Worcestershire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.

We use the teachers’ knowledge of the children and their interests to create our own Madresfield curriculum. We aim for outcomes to be based on real life experiences.


At Madresfield we place a high emphasis on communication within all aspects of the curriculum. We support the children to become confident speakers and listeners, while introducing them to a rich vocabulary.

Our learning is based around themes and topics and will often use a book or narrative as a stimulus or starting point. We make cross-curricular links where meaningful and possible, which helps children to see the link between language, reading and writing and a range of other subjects.

Learning is planned and sequenced to develop skills and knowledge and moves towards a clearly defined end point. It is designed in such a way that enables children to build upon what has been taught before and to transfer key knowledge to long-term memory.

At Madresfield , we use a variety of strategies to support the social and emotional needs of our learners, supporting them to enable them to be ready to learn. We have a strong pastoral team at Madresfield. We are also continuing to adopt the Trauma Informed Schools approach within school.


Through our curriculum we help our children to:

  • develop their learning behaviours, including resilience, independence and perseverance.
  • achieve academic success
  • become morally, spiritually and culturally aware.
  • develop tolerance, global awareness and respect for others.
  • develop their problem solving and creativity.
  • use their twelve Madresfield Christian values to support their learning and help them to flourish as individuals.


You can read more about the National Curriculum here.


You can read about the National Curriculum: primary curriculum here.

Curriculum Equality Statement

Our School is committed to ensuring equality of education, and opportunity for all students, staff, parents, guardians or carers, irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, religion or socio-economic background.

We are proud of the diversity within our school community and have due regard to:

  • eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • advance equality of opportunity
  • foster good relations and positive attitudes between all characteristics and different groups in all of its activities

This perspective is embedded and expected in all our policies and practices to ensure discrimination and inequality are tackled appropriately.

Curriculum for Early Years

2 year Curriculum Plan for KS1 and KS2

Phonics and reading scheme for KS1

We use the Little Wandle phonics and reading schemes, published by Collins.

Class Curriculum overviews

Extra Curricular offer

SATs (Standard Assessment tests)