Curriculum Statement

At Swarcliffe Primary and Nursery School, we are determined to create an inclusive culture of learning where all children are challenged in their thinking; to achieve to the best of their abilities and strive to become lifelong learners. We are committed to a broad and balanced curriculum that delivers the statutory National Curriculum but also provides for the needs and interests of our all our children.  

Our curriculum has been specifically designed to act as a vehicle to support all our learners on their journey, allowing them some say in the direction this will take and the pace of the progress they make. Ultimately, our curriculum provides learners with rich and vibrant real life experiences and opportunities to develop and explore the skills they need now and in the future. 

We empower our children to overcome barriers to learning and to develop a resilience to help them succeed in the wider world later in life. We celebrate our successes and strive to promote a love and enjoyment of learning, enabling all our children to become respected citizens who can make valuable contributions locally, globally and to contribute to our world's sustainable future. 

Our aim is to provide children with an ambitious curriculum that enables them to both today and equip them for a positive future. There is a high focus on developing children's personal development. 


Swarcliffe Superheroes 

Our superheroes support children in developing the right attitudes and strategies to develop lifelong learning and self-worth. These heroes form 


These superheroes are accessible to all our children, regardless of ability. They can be awarded in any situation where an adult or other child feels that a superhero power has been used. Stickers and awards are shared in Friday's Celebration Assembly. 

The heroes work particularly well as they have been designed by the children themselves and were re-launched inJune 2023.

Some of these heroes also appear in children's work books, where they may be expected to use some of these skills to rise to a new challenge as well as making an appearance at our weekly Celebration Assembly. The language of learning and challenge is used fluently around school along with success and perseverance. 


Engaging Topics

Our curriculum consists of many exciting and relevant topics, where skills and knowledge are applied to all areas of our balanced curriculum. Topics and high quality shared texts are used as a stimulus to engage all our children. From exploring the impact of World War II to learning about how to keep a healthy body and mind, we develop the 'whole child'. 

Healthy Schools

At Swarcliffe Primary and Nursery School, we pride ourselves on developing every aspect of the child. As part of our Healthy Schools work, we provide opportunities for all our children to develop a whole range of practical and creative skills. From cheerleading and cooking to gardening and online-safety, we provide a relevant opportunities to develop both the body and the mind. 

Alongside this, we provide pastoral support and nurture for all our children. We are very proud of our Place2Be counselling service for those who may need it. These opportunities are intertwined into our PSHE curriculum alongside focus weeks and initiatives around anti-bullying and drug awareness - all reinforcing our key message to keep safe and healthy to make the most of our skills and attributes.  

Learning Journey at Swarcliffe Primary School