New Road Primary School

Our Curriculum

We believe that all children have the entitlement to a broad, balanced, creative and coherent curriculum which should prepare them for the opportunities and challenges of the 21st Century. They should be equipped with the skills, attitudes and dispositions they need to become well rounded individuals and life-long learners whilst instilling the love of learning.

In order for children to learn to think for themselves and for learning to become truly embedded we are focusing on ensuring the correct balance between knowledge and skills. We are redesigning our curriculum to ensure we can allow for repetition of key agreed skills for each subject for each year group. It is important that children are responsible for their own learning enabling them to plan and show initiative; persevere and have a commitment to self-improvement.

The curriculum aims to:

  • Ensure it meets statutory requirements
  • Is customised to capitalise upon the experiences and backgrounds of pupils as well as give then new experiences
  • Supports and promotes the climate of the school
  • Gives sufficient balance to the both the academic and the personal development of the pupils
  • Promotes for all pupils a suitable breadth of opportunities
  • Promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development including the promotion and understanding of British Values
  • Is organised effectively to support pupils growing depth of understanding
  • Engages pupil's interests
  • Promote inclusion, diversity and community cohesion.
  • Encourage children to work independently and cooperatively.
  • Ensure that children are taught to become enterprising.
  • Develop emotional intelligence and raise aspirations.
  • Help to make children socially responsible.
  • Ensure that all pupils realise their potential.
  • Ensure that children achieve high standards across a variety of subjects.
  • Ensure that all children are taught the essential knowledge and skills in the subject discipline  


All curriculum overviews for each class can be found on the class pages and each subject overview can be found on the drop down box in the curriculum tab.

New Road Primary School is an inclusive school so we make sure our curriculum is accessible for all children including pupils with additional SEND needs. Please see our school SEND Policy here- SEND Policy 2022

We can also supply you with a paper copy of the curriculum coverage just ask our school office team who will download a copy for you, free of charge. Contact them on - 01422 831351

If you require any further information on our curriculum provision you can speak to your childs class teacher or the Subject Lead within school all listed below:

New Road Subject Leads

Numeracy - Mr McGrath

Literacy - Miss Ashton: Key Stage 1, Mrs Greenwood: Key Stage 2 (Both covering whilst Mrs Bolton in on Maternity Leave)

Science - Miss Ashton

ICT - Miss Farmer

History - Mr McGrath ( Covering whilst Mrs Bolton is on Maternity Leave)

Geography - Miss Provis

PE - Mrs Mitchell or Mr McGrath

RE - Miss Provis

ART/DT - Mrs Redfearn

Music - Miss Ashton

PSHE/RSE - Mrs Greenwood

MFL - Miss Farmer