Thomas Arnold Primary School

Our Curriculum

At Thomas Arnold our curriculum is driven by the belief and determination that all our pupils are lifelong learners. We offer a rich and vibrant curriculum which is ambitious for all our learners. Through our curriculum we develop skills, knowledge and understanding which are essential building blocks for life as a responsible citizen in the 2lst Century.

Our aim is to enrich every child’s school experience by creating an environment where they are encouraged to succeed and be the best they can be. At Thomas Arnold the exploration of new skills and experiences helps nurture our core virtues of a love for learning, creativity and perseverance.

Our curriculum offer not only encompasses the formal requirements of the National Curriculum requirements but goes beyond the experiences in the classroom to ensure that our pupils are exposed to the richest and most varied opportunities that we can provide. Through these experiences we encourage our children to become self-motivated, confident and resilient learners; we develop their understanding of fairness, integrity and enhance their zest for their learning. 

We recognise that every child is unique: we celebrate and welcome differences and diversity and strive to ensure our curriculum is reflective of these beliefs. We believe all children should enjoy learning, have no limits to their curiosity and have a thirst for new and exciting experiences.

We want our children to experience a curriculum which provides them with sense of belonging to our tightly knit community, develops their confidence in learning new things, where they are able to make decisions, problem solve and become critical thinkers and able to make positive contributions to our school and wider community.