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St Mary's Island CofE Primary School

Curriculum Intent

 Inspiring the children of today to impact their tomorrow

 We strongly believe that learning must be a happy, memorable and inspiring journey. Our curriculum is underpinned by our motto, “Anchored in God, on course for excellence” and the following core values:

  • Child-focused
  • Nurturing
  • Inclusive
  • Inspiring
  • Ambitious


Children flourish when they are nurtured and at the heart of their learning community; their developmental needs and success, present and future, determine our priorities and our provision.

We maintain a rich, caring and positive environment in which both adults and children are respected, valued and safe allowing everyone to grow and flourish.

We have and set consistently high expectations and aspirations that encourage our children to respond to the challenges offered by our carefully chosen curriculum which encompasses and reflects our locality and diverse community, through a broad and balanced set of subjects.

We offer a range of enrichment days to enhance the children’s learning experiences; this ensures that our pupils are enthusiastic, passionate, driven, inquisitive, confident and successful in their knowledge and skills and develop interests beyond the classroom.

Our curriculum builds on step-by-step to cover and link every key stage and beyond to prepare all our children not only for their next educational phase but for life too. We believe that language, communication and social skills are the keys to success and prioritise these in all age groups. At every stage, our children are enabled for the future, taking into account their starting points, their personal sense of self, resilience and confidence to become the best that they can be in all aspects of their lives.