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Welcome to Hurdsfield Primary School

A Challenging Curriculum for all learners

Hurdsfield's Curriculum

'Only our best (curriculum) will do'     

Our Curriculum Intent is based on the following principles...

Every member of our school community has the very highest academic and social expectations for every child. 


Our curriculum: 

Fosters ambition and an intrinsic desire to achieve within our learners by ensuring that every child has the skills and knowledge they need to succeed across a range of subjects;

Embeds core moral values which leads to a strong social conscience;

Creates a positive ‘can do’ attitude towards learning so that every child believes that they can learn.


In order to enable all of our learners to develop the skills and knowledge that they need to succeed, make links within and across the curriculum as well as foster an intrinsic desire to achieve based on genuine desire to learn and know more, we deliver our curriculum through an 'enquiry based curriculum model'.  Each enquiry question is bespoke and is based on either school values or academic-based drivers. 


Within each enquiry, we teach a learning journey across a range of subjects in which skills and knowledge are taught progressively both within and across year groups; building on prior knowledge to ensure our learners know and remember more and become true masters of the skills and knowledge that they have been taught.

Our Curriculum uses memorable learning experiences to develop cultural capital as part of a rich, relevant and child-centred curriculum which has the principles of high-quality reading, writing, and maths are embedded throughout. 

We launch each Enquiry with an 'Ignition Day' - a day that allows our pupils to understand their new learning; experience learning in different ways; immerse themselves in new vocabulary and knowledge; and engage with the key themes of learning.


The new Ofsted Inspection Framework (September 2019) states that inspectors will make graded judgements on the quality of education. This includes an evaluation of your curriculum which should be "broad and balanced".  In particular:

  • Intent - do you have an ambitious curriculum that provides the knowledge and cultural capital learners need to succeed in life?
  • Implementation - how well is the curriculum delivered?
  • Impact - do learners develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum and, as a result, achieve well?

Hurdsfield Primary School: Where Only Our Best Will Do!