Highburton C.E. First Academy

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The school vision is to create a safe, caring and happy school community of children, staff and parents where Christian values are upheld and every child is valued as an individual.

To nurture creative, independent, life-long learners within an irresistible curriculum that develops resilience, inspiration and opportunity.

Our Core Values are:  Friendship, Forgiveness, Aspiration and Respect.

Year 5 pupils who instigated Australia Day to raise money for animals displaced by fire.

We aim to:

  • Provide a broad and balanced education for all pupils
  • Ignite a love of learning in all pupils and nurture a Growth Mindset.
  • Enable pupils to develop knowledge, understand concepts and acquire skills, and be able to choose and apply these in relevant situations
  • Support pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
  • Support pupils’ physical development and responsibility for their own health, and enable them to be active
  • Promote a positive attitude towards learning
  • Ensure equal access to learning, with high expectations for every pupil and appropriate levels of challenge and support
  • Promote an understanding and appreciation for their community and the world in which they live and prepare them for later life.
  • Promote the learning and development of our youngest children and ensure they are ready for Key Stage 1


Teaching and Learning at Highburton covers the National Curriculum 2014 as well as RE, PSHE including Sex and Relationships Education, Forest School, Financial Education, Safeguarding, Global Education and Basic Skills. 

Democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths flow throughout our school and curriculum.

Curriculum Policy can be accessed here.



Curriculum Intent

The knowledge and skills that pupils gain in each subject throughout their school life is set out in each Sequence of Learning.  The documents also illustrate how the curriculum links to our vision and values.

Sequence of Learning - English

Sequence of Learning - Mathematics

Sequence of Learning - Computing

Sequence of Learning – Music

Sequence of Learning - MFL (French)

Sequence of Learning - Design Technology 

Sequence of Learning – Art and Design

Sequence of Learning - RE

Sequence of Learning - PSHE

Sequence of Learning - PE

Sequence of Learning - Geography

Sequence of Learning - History

Curriculum Implementation

Our curriculum is designed to provide irresistible learning.  We want the children to be excited about their learning and we believe that providing a mixture of discrete and thematic programmes of study excites, challenges and supports high quality teaching and learning.

The Teaching and Learning Policy sets out in more detail how our curriculum is designed, taught and assessed.


Curriculum Impact

Our children feel happy and safe in school and our outcomes in national tests are consistently above the national expectation.  Children leave Highburton ready for the next stage in their education; the outcomes of our children at Key Stage 2 supports this.


Parents' Guide to Teaching and Learning can be found here

Pupil Voice

Pupil Safeguarding Questionnaire 2019-20

What we want to learn - March 2019 - Pupils feed back about what they want in the curriculum.

What we think of the new Maths Mastery method of teaching and learning - March 2019

In 2017/18 the children told up what they had enjoyed doing throughout the year.

Good stuff in 2017/18