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Catholic Primary School

Our S48 report is now available to read. We are pleased to inform you that we have been judged as an outstanding Catholic school. Please see the Ofsted page in the Key Information section.
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At Holy Cross Catholic Primary school, we believe in providing the children with an enriching curriculum which takes into the account the learning of all children. Our school curriculum is underpinned by our Catholic values. 

Please click on the links below to view the curriculum for the whole school, or topic webs for individual classes can be found on the class pages. 

If you would like any further information on our school curriculum please contact the school office who will be more than happy to deal with your queries. 

At Holy Cross Catholic Primary we live and learn by the Gospel value of treating others as you would like to be treated.


Our intent is to:


  • Provide the best education possible for all children in a warm and caring environment that enables every child to reach their full potential through a broad and balanced curriculum.
  • Enable children to become independent creative critical thinkers who are resilient, tolerant and respectful of others.
  • Ensure that every child feels safe, happy and valued.
  • Encourage investigation and enquiry, where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge.
  • Ensure that our curriculum reflects the diversity in our school. We want a curriculum that includes, celebrates everyone and encourages them to make their own unique contribution to our school and the world.
  • Raise aspirations for all learners within our school community through a range  inspirational teaching and learning experiences and opportunities.
  • Involve the community by inviting families and visitors to facilitate learning new skills and sharing experiences such as assemblies, curriculum outcomes and other enrichment days, so that children leave Holy Cross with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make connections and become lifelong learners.


Mathematics: For every child to develop a sound understanding of Mathematics, equipping them with the skills of calculation, reasoning and problem solving that they need in life beyond school.   

English: To deliver a quality English Curriculum that is exciting and innovative while enabling and empowering children’s written and oral communication, creativity and confidence. 

History: To empower learners to become curious, to develop their own opinions by evaluating evidence, and to build a deeper understanding of the present by engaging with and questioning the past.

Geography: To ignite a curiosity of their surroundings, broaden the children's knowledge of the wider world and understand the interaction between human and physical processes.

Computing: To develop the children’s experience and understanding of Computing and how to conduct themselves safely and appropriately online. We aim to prepare the children for jobs of the future and to ensure they have a positive attitude online. 
PE: To develop and expand the children’s experiences with a variety of sports which will enable them to achieve personal success, develop appropriate skills and confidence to partake in sports and an understanding of how physical exercise is important for both physical and mental well-being. 

Science: “To develop a strong knowledge and understanding of scientific phenomena, be able to apply their knowledge to a range of scenarios and be able to communicate their understanding of science effectively and to understand the role of science now and what it could be  in the future”

Design Technology: To develop our young children's ability to design, create and evaluate their own products in order to be competitive in an everchanging world able to help their community within the 21st century to design, create and evaluate solutions to future problems..

Music: To build a musical curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and improved well-being.

Art and Design: To develop their understanding of the visual language of art and through our carefully considered sequences of lessons and experiences understand the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form). Learners will be supported by a curriculum which will enable children to grow and become proficient in the accumulation of skills. They will have the vocabulary to be able to discuss and appreciate the study of significant art pieces and will learn about the history of art and its significance in our global society

R.S.E: To provide pupils with the knowledge and skills required to participate in healthy and safe relationships which contribute to their spiritual and moral development.

RE: To work in partnership with parents, families and the parish to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape our lives and our behaviour, to make reasoned and informed judgements, and to help children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of the Catholic Faith and other Faiths.

Curriculum on a page

Curriculum calendar


Our curriculum calendar shows you the wider events that we celebrate here at Holy Cross. It shows when important dates are celebrated in school. This could be in the form of an event such as a non-uniform day to raise money for charity or a piece of work over a period of time to celebrate events such as black history month. 


Curriculum Calendar 2022-2023


Here at Holy Cross we serve a diverse community and we want to ensure that we show this diversity throughout our curriculum. Each term we focus on a particular subject e.g. Mathematics and each class will study a particular diverse figure within that subject. We do this so that all children have high aspirations of themselves and that they understand that they can all achieve great things if they put their mind to it. However, throughout our topics we will always ensure a broad and diverse range of people are studied.