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Our curriculum model

At KWS, our curriculum model is specifically designed to allow children to leave Primary Education as knowledgeable, resilient and independent learners.  Our curriculum model provides a framework that scaffolds learning and supports children in knowing and remembering more.


The curriculum is based on the National Curriculum, but has been broken down and adapted to ensure that learning is purposeful and effectively sequecned to support knowledge retention, the continual practising of important life skills and engaging learning experiences.


To find out more about the National Curriculum please follow the link below:

At KWS, all teachers are responsible for providing an inclusive curriculum that is differentiated for those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND).  We have high expectations for all pupils and are committed to ensuring our curriculum complies with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. 

We are an inclusive school and we recognise the importance of providing an inclusive learning environment for all pupils including those with SEND.  Additional information on this can be found in our Special Educational Needs Policy, our Special Educational Needs Information Report and Equalities Policy on this website.

Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum intent:


  • PROVIDES a clear knowledge and skills progression informed by the National Curriculum which builds upon previous learning and supports future learning.


  • ENHANCES learning experiences by linking learning across subject areas. This provides meaningful and holistic learning experiences.


  • ENRICHES learning by linking topic areas to a comprehensive and varied residential and experienital knowledge program.


  • BE (BEYOND EXPECTATIONS) Through a synthesis of declarative, procedural and experiential knowledge, children know more, remember more and build schema more effectively.

Curriculum Implementation

Our curriculum implementation:


  • Is rooted in research that informs how the curriculum is structured. This allows children to commit their learning to long-term memory more often.


  • Creates opportunities for holistic learning experiences through the synthesis of declarative, procedural and experiential knowledge.


  • Builds on prior learning and informs future learning.


  • Has a knowledge, skills and experiential progression from EYFS through to Year 6.

Curriculum Impact

Our Curriculum Impact:


  • Ensures that the child is the central stakeholder.


  • Is quality assured through a combination of: indepdendent external, academy trust and internal monitoring.


  • Is informed through the colection of a wealth of evidence

Please see our cultural capital grid to identify how our curriculum is enhanced and enriched through high-quality experiential learning which is integral to our school ethos.

Curriculum Documents


Below are some examples of what the foundation subject curriculum looks like at Kirkby Woodhouse School. Each discrete subject has a toolkit and knowledge/skills progression document.


Please contact Mr. Cross (Curriculum Lead) on if you have any questions about the curriculum our school is following or its accessibility arrangements.