Orchard Primary School

Be the best that you can be!

Our Curriculum

We want every child to ‘be the best they can be’. 

This means that when children leave Orchard Primary School they are equipped to go on and lead happy and successful lives. 



The school is  at the heart of our wider community and its curriculum reflects our schools core principles and values.  We do not know what the world will look like when our children enter the workplace. Therefore, we need to ensure the curriculum enables our children to be expert thinkers and learners and to have the key skills and knowledge to enable them to engage creatively and critically with a world which we cannot yet describe.


Therefore, our curriculum is planned to:


  • help children build on prior learning so that their knowledge and skills are developed for the long term 
  • be enriched through the learning of metacognition – supporting a self-improving system both individually and collectively.
  • have an inclusive vision
  • break down barriers, challenge inequality and injustice and celebrate diversity
  • inspire and empower children to become life-long learners
  • create children who are confident, articulate, independent and empathetic learners
  • develop children as healthy, self-aware, socially responsible and positive citizens.
  • be reflective and self-critical. Regular feedback including peer and self-evaluation is the driver and regulator within this system
  • to nurture supportive, caring, critical but respectful relationships