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Our curriculum intent can be summarised into ABC - see below.

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Our aim is to provide our children with a broad and balanced curriculum that is ambitious and meets the needs of all. The intent follows our strategic focus, the “Continual pursuit of excellence” and through our carefully planned curriculum, which ensures progression and coverage, aims that children will:

  • develop into happy, confident and independent individuals with a secure foundation in learning that will last throughout their lives
  • develop lively and enquiring minds through challenge and collaboration
  • establish a command of the subjects contained in the National Curriculum
  • value and understand religious and moral beliefs, and develop a respect for the views of others
  • develop understanding of the world in which we live (in regard to our mutual dependence on others an individual, groups and nations)
  • appreciate human achievements and aspirations

Our curriculum is child-centred in that pupils are central to everything we do. We have high expectations of our children and have constructed a curriculum which allows all children to achieve to the highest level, nurturing their personal interests and talents, and equipping them with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to be successful in their lives. We aim to excite and inspire the children, so they develop a love of learning and foster new interests. They leave us being well prepared for their next stage in education.

Our curriculum is designed with specific end points that are ambitious and ensure coverage of the National Curriculum and EYFS. Each subject is carefully sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before and towards clearly defined end points. We follow a spiral model of curriculum where there is a revisiting of topics, subjects, or themes across the school whilst ensuring subject-specific planning still has the appropriate rigour for the Year Group’s Programme of Study. This approach allows children to build on prior learning (what they know and remember) to achieve a deeper understanding. By building on prior knowledge the pupils are able to know more, remember more and are able to do more.

The curriculum at South Farnham School is planned by staff in conjunction with governors and colleagues from partner schools in the Trust. Each year group is organised under the direction of a Year Co-ordinator who, in collaboration with the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team, overviews the curriculum. Each class covers the same curriculum, personalised to the children's individual needs and existing understanding.

Please see links under the Curriculum for more information about each subject, alongside further information regarding our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) provision, Gifted and Talented (G&T) provision, the wider curriculum, and trips and visits.

To find out more about our curriculum, or to discuss how you can support your child in their learning, please contact your child's Class Teacher or email