Our Curriculum


Compassion Matters

Everyone at St. Cuthbert's, children and adults, take part in weekly Compassion Matters sessions. We believe that compassion is something that we can learn and is something that we must work at to develop. Through Compassion Matters we learn how inspirational people and groups of people have made a positive to their own lives and the lives of other people. Our children and staff use Compassion Matters to make sense of our ever changing world and society and to be the positive difference. Compassion Matters runs through everything we do at St. Cuthbert's

Outdoor learning is a big part of the curriculum at St. Cuthbert's and every child has a full half day timetabled and dedicated to taking their learning outside.  On their dedicated day children will use out outdoor environment to enhance their learning and we promise families that they will come home mucky and smelling of campfire on these days. Classes take every opportunity to take their learning outside and we work with other schools and organisations to continually develop and share what we do.


Outdoor Learning



Maths at St. Cuthbert's

Learning to read is a key life skill for all children no matter what their background and every child has the right to learn to read with the right teaching and support. We build time for all children to read independently, read together, read aloud and be read to and we believe every teacher should be an advocate for reading. We believe in the importance of developing a child’s discrete reading skills and well as the need to foster their love of books and reading. We recognise that these two elements are woven together; each relying on the other if children are to become life-long readers.




We love sport at St. Cuthbert's and we don't stop with PE lessons! all children at St. Cuthbert's are taught how to ride a bike and they can all swim at least 25m by the time they leave us in year 6. We have our own fleet of children's bikes and a small fleet of adult bikes which families use on our regular family bike rides. We don't stop at swimming and cycling, our children love archery and we have our own equipment which is used every day. Our love of sport and the outdoors keeps us all active and fit and we take every opportunity to explore new experiences and to work with other schools and organisations.  You can see lots of our sporting endeavours and residential trips in our gallery and YouTube channel. 


You can download and read curriculum statements written by school staff with children and governors. Each statement highlights what we intend the subject to contribute to the life of our school and the lives of our children, how we implement our subject aims and how we measure the impact of each subject. 


Curriculum Statements