Our Curriculum

Throughout school, we explore and develop as a person by experiencing a rich and broad education including PSHE, SMSC and Spiritual Development which our children know as "ME flourishing" as they develop their spiritual capacities.

Our vision: Creative learning, personal achievement and happiness.
"Enabling everyone to flourish and 'live life in all its fullness' John 10:10

Our Curriculum Overview

We have created our own knowledge-rich and skills based curriculum for all subject areas that captivates our children's interests and utilises our beautiful locality. When appropriate, we encourage a cross curricular approach to promote meaningful learning and provide opportunities for our pupils to use and apply their knowledge, vocabulary and skills in a variety of contexts to deepen their understanding.

A key focus is to prepare children for the next stages of their education and their future lives by developing the whole child to become confident, respectful individuals who have a positive attitude to life. We do this through continuously revisiting and planning with our vision in mind: creative learning, personal achievement and happiness, as well as our British Values and Christian Values for Life. 
We educate the whole child: for learning and as a person through our bespoke character education which is rich in experiences and challenges - the wows and the ows! and the awes and ohs! This is especially true on our residential visits and in our forest school learning.
We have devised Long Term Curriculum Maps for each of the key phases in education:

These are rolling programmes which ensure that all of the National Curriculum 2014 is taught through the topics and themes described. To suport this we have written clear Schemes of Work for each phase of school to ensure that appropriate learning objectives are taught and that learning is progressive and challenging. The context and content of each topic is devloped with our children as their love of learning and their interests guide our learning journey. 

We use Read, Write, Inc. to support the teaching of phonics and reading in school. For further information, please click here.

Please use the following links to find out more details about the curriculum we teach or contact one of our teachers who will be happy to discuss this further:

Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school that continues to successfully support pupils with a range of special education and disability needs, as well as reintegrated pupils into mainstream education from other establishments. We have a wealth of training and experience and a passion to live out our vision and mission statement.

More information available here.


We are very proud to hold the prestigious award of ARTSMARK.

Artsmark is Arts Council England’s flagship programme to enable schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision.Artsmark is nationally recognised as demonstrating excellence in arts and cultural provision. Holding Artsmark status demonstrates how we value the arts and culture. Artsmark contributes to the cultural aspects of learning and promotes students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Developing and celebrating arts provision is hugely important for children and young people’s education.

At Shankhill C of E Primary School, we are committed to developing and celebrating the arts throughout the learning experiences we provide to strengthen our pupils experiences, talents and love for the arts.

We will endeavour to share our experiences with you through this webpage.

To find out more about Artsmark follow this link: http://www.artsmark.org.uk/

British Values