Curriculum aims

We provide a broad and balanced curriculum which develops the individual child according to their age and ability.

In addition, we are committed to providing significant opportunities for pupils to master English and Mathematical skills. The academy has implemented an adapted version of the Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum, and has a curriculum map to ensure that we cover all the statutory requirements during your child’s time with us. We strongly emphasise core skills in English and Mathematics. We place a strong emphasis on early language acquisition, reading and writing. Similarly, we deliver a strong Mathematics curriculum with strives for mastery for all based upon a concrete > pictorial > abstract model.

Teachers use a wide variety of teaching methods, which are adapted according to the subject, age and ability of the individual pupil. At ARK Priory Primary Academy we place great emphasis on giving children practical activities and opportunities in their learning, as we believe that it is only by direct experience that true understanding of a specific area, and its relevance to real life, can be gained.

At the beginning of each term you will be invited to attend a ‘Meet the Teacher‘ meeting with your child’s class teacher, during which we will outline the term’s learning and explain how you can support your child’s learning at home. Dates for these meetings will be published in the academy’s newsletter.

Parent Workshops will help you support your child with their basic Mathematics and English skills.