School Curriculum

Curriculum Statement

This statement sets out the principles underpinning the curriculum and reflects our school’s commitment to developing all aspects of their pupils’ lives.

At Cranleigh C of E Primary School we aim for our children to:

  • develop inquisitive minds, a spirit of curiosity and a passion for learning
  • be equipped with the skills to fully participate in an ever changing world
  • be respectful and productive members of the community
  • have high expectations and self belief to enable them to fulfill their potential
  • reflect on their learning and seek to extend themselves  mentally, physically and spiritually
  • uphold the Christian ethos of the school whilst respecting  their own cultures and beliefs

     and those of other people

  • persevere and learn from their mistakes
  • develop an understanding and respect for the environment and God’s creation
  • have the courage and confidence to take  calculated risks

This is the philosophy of how we want to work and learn.  These aims underpin all of the learning that takes place in our school.  The five outcomes of Every Child Matters, Being Healthy, Staying Safe, Enjoying and Achieving, Economic Well Being and Making a Contribution are reflected in each policy and procedure in our school.

Individual Subjects

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*PSHCE stands for personal, social, health, citizenship and economic education.  You will also find information in this section about Sex & Relationship Education (SRE) and Drug Education.

Special Educational Needs

The curriculum is planned through a whole school approach to curriculum planning, taking into account progression and differentiation.  The work for some children is supported by Basic Entitlement and IEPs which teachers use as part of their daily planning.  Additional support and intervention is provided for identified groups and individuals.  Children with statements of special education needs are supported in accordance with their statements.  For more information, please go to our SEND section.

Early Years Foundation Stage

There are seven areas of learning and development.

All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.  Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.

These three areas, the prime areas, are:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development.

Additionally there are four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.  The specific areas are:

  • literacy;
  • mathematics;
  • understanding the world; and
  • expressive arts and design.
Curriculum Enhancement

The curriculum is enhanced by using visits and speakers whenever possible.  We aim that each class should have one of these enhanced opportunities each half term. Each year there is the opportunity for the children to enjoy some form of theatre experience.

There are opportunities for the children to take responsibilities within their class and the whole school. Each class has children who have monitor roles and across the whole school children can be School Councillors, Prefects, House Captains, Play leaders or EcoWarriors, depending on their year group.


Focus Weeks

Some aspects of the curriculum are delivered through focus weeks and days.  The timetable is suspended and activities are focused on a key theme.


Extended School Opportunities

The school offers a variety of clubs for children to participate in during and after school.  These include Football, Basket Ball, Cricket, Boogie Pumps,and Choir.  


The Role of the Governing Body

The governing body must consider and agree the policy and monitor and review its implementation. They receive an annual report from the Head teacher and need to consider the impact of the curriculum on various groups of learners within the school.  For more information please go to the Governors section.

The Role of the Headteacher

The Head teacher completes the Curriculum Statement each year for consideration of the Quality and Standards Committee.  The Head teacher, Senior leadership team and curriculum leaders monitor the provision of the curriculum by lesson observation, work scrutiny, planning scrutiny and feedback from curriculum co-ordinators.  The Head teacher reports to the Governing body on standards within the school, giving consideration to:

  • year groups
  • comparisons with national averages and similar schools nationally and for the LA
  • gender; ethnicity; special educational needs
  • pupils for whom the curriculum was disapplied
  • the nature of any parental complaints concerning the curriculum.
The Role of the Class teachers

The teachers have a responsibility to deliver the agreed curriculum through careful planning, teaching and evaluation.  They meet weekly as a whole staff, or in key stage groups to consider the delivery of the curriculum, continuity and issues of progression.  Each teacher has the responsibility for at least one curriculum area and they monitor delivery and progress of pupils for these subjects.  They report to the Head teacher and colleagues about this.

More Information

If you would like any more information on the curriculum in our school, please contact us at and your query will be forwarded to the relevant subject leader.