As a Primary Free School, we have the freedom and flexibility to ensure that our curriculum is tailored to suit our school’s community. Our intent for the curriculum is for every pupil to achieve the highest possible standards in all areas of the National Curriculum and beyond. Our progressive curriculum is designed to ensure that children develop a secure balance of knowledge which they remember and skills that they are able to apply securely in different contexts.
Opportunities for our pupils to learn outside the classroom are maximised. Their learning is enhanced by participating in real life experiences provided by our extensive rural grounds, educational visits and expert visitors. Much of their learning will take place outdoors where they explore, care for and manage their environment, developing a deep understanding of wider ecological issues.
We want them to enjoy their learning journeys and approach personal challenges successfully and with confidence. Our creative curriculum enables English and Maths skills to be applied through the Foundation Subjects including History, Geography, Computing, Art, Design and Technology, Religious Education and French. Our pupils take part in a rich and varied Physical Education curriculum which enables them to compete in a diverse range of sports.
Pupils enjoy singing and have the opportunity to participate in local events and celebrations.
Through the teaching and embedding of our Barrow school values and ‘British Values’, pupils celebrate their differences and similarities and the strengths and successes found in each other, as well as in the wider community. The personal, social and moral development of each child is recognised throughout the school day. We have strong links with our local church and community, inviting external visitors and volunteers into our school frequently. Children are also given many opportunities to develop as individuals within the life of the school, for example, by leading whole school Celebration assemblies and as School Councillors, Bronze Ambassadors, Play Buddies, Sports Leaders and Curriculum Experts.