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Overthorpe's CURRICULUM

Overthorpe is more than just a school. It is the heart of our community. We nurture the courage and skills to fly higher than the flock, whilst always providing a nest to come home to. 

We aim to provide ALL of our children with an engaging, purposeful curriculum that inspires, motivates, challenges and excites our pupils. We believe that providing our pupils with key experiences will enhance their learning and personal development to help them become successful, confident learners.


How we deliver the curriculum


Each year group has an engaging curriculum which provides our children with the opportunity to learn more and remeber more, whilst allowing them to make meaningful links between different aspects of the curriculum. We have thought carefully about the needs of our children at Overthorpe C of E Academy, and have devised a series of well-sequenced plans that will provide excellent learning opportunities where our children can develop their basic skills, enjoy exciting real-life experiences and make good progress. Our curriculum prepares all of our children for the next stage of their education, whether that is their transition into KS1, into KS2 or into KS3.


Our Curriculum covers English, Maths, Science, RE, PHSE, Music, French, PE, Geography, History, Art and Design, Computing and Design Technology.


We are committed to ensuring that our children at Overthorpe C of E Academy receive a curriculum that they can be proud of, which enables them to enjoy their learning and become successful, confident learners. The curriculum will help them to develop their social, moral, spiritual and cultural understanding and will promote our Christian values of Friendship, Trust, Forgiveness, Hope and Endurance.


Our curriculum reflects the requirements for academies to provide a broad and balanced curriculum as per the Academies Act 2010, and the National Curriculum programmes of study which the school has chosen to follow.

It also reflects requirements for inclusion and equality as set out in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 2014 and Equality Act 2010, and refers to curriculum-related expectations of governing boards set out in the Department for Education’s Governance Handbook.

It complies with our funding agreement and articles of association.

In addition, it acknowledges the requirements for promoting the learning and development of children set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework.