This page gives detailed information on the Orchard Lea Curriculum.

Our Curriculum Statement summaries the ingredients of our curriculum. It is divided into 4 sections: Joint curriculum statement with the infant school, Curriculum essentials describes to kind of curriculum we are aspiring to create for all of our learners. The Rucksack contains the skills, characteristics and attitudes that we are aiming to develop in all children by the time they leave primary school. The Passport lists the experiences that we hope to give to our pupils during their time at Orchard Lea.


Our school follows the 2014 National Curriculum.

Some of the ways we enhance our curriculum




As part of our curriculum, we have P4C enquiries in our classrooms. P4C stands for Philosophy for Children and is a tried and tested strategy, which enables children to think more deeply and communicate their thoughts and opinions in a constructive manner. We will be sharing more of our learning in P4C with parents in topic events, through homework tasks and via social media.  

Further subject-specific curriculum information can be found by subject. Core subjects of maths and English have their own pages while foundation subjects can be found below.


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If you require paper , Braille or large print copies of any school documents, please contact the school office.