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Welcome to Hurdsfield Primary School

Our Behaviour for Learning Code: RESPECT, CHALLENGE, REFLECTION, RESILIENCE, ENCOURAGEMENT and CITIZENSHIP because... At Hurdsfield: only our best will do!

Our Challenging Curriculum for All!

Our Curriculum Intent is Simple...


Our curriculum is designed to:

  • Foster ambition and an intrinsic desire to achieve;
  • Embed core moral values which leads to a strong social conscience;
  • Create a positive ‘can do’ attitude towards learning so that every child believes that they can learn!


It aims to achieve this by ensuring that every member of our school has the very highest academic and social expectations for every child and delivering learning opportunities through an enquiry based curriculum model. 


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


The new Ofsted Inspection Framework (May 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 skillls across the curriculum and, as a result, achieve well?


Whole School Curriculum Intent and Implementation Statement

Individual Subject Intent and Implementation Statements

Curriculum Enrichment (2019-2020)


At Hurdsfield, we provide a range of exciting curriculum enrichment activities which we ensure all pupils have access too.  To meet this aim, we provide a range of after school clubs and residential experiences for our pupils.  For the 2019-2020 academic year, our children will have the opportunity to attend the following residential activities:


Year 1: 

A one-night sleepover at school in the summer term.  This residential is designed to have the following impact on our pupils:

  • Fostering independence;
  • Developing teamwork;
  • Enjoyment and fun with friends;
  • An understanding of our school 'Behaviour for Learning' value of respect and encouragement.


Year 2:

A one-night residential visit to North Wales.  The residential is designed to have the following impact on our pupils:

  • Linking with our schools 'Behaviour for Learning' Code, this residential is about developing our children's understanding of personal challenge in an outdoor learning environment. 
  • During the residential, the children will take part in a range of exciting activities linked to building their confidence to be able to tackle new challenges with the encouragement of their peers.


Year 3 to 5:

A two-night residential visit to Robinwood Activity Centre.  The residential is designed to have the following impact on our pupils:

  • Embedding the principles of practice, patience, effort, encouragement and learning from mistakes.  This links to our school's ethos and values.
  • Problem-solving activities provide our children with the chance to reflect and perfect their personal decisions and those of the collective group.
  • Fun, memorable and exciting real-life experiences.


Year 6:

A three-night experience at 'The Wilderness Academy'.  This residential is based on Forest School and the children will be required to set up camp and apply Forest School principles for the duration of their visit.  Teamwork and collaboration are essential to success. This residential is designed to have the following impact on our pupils:

  • Foster a growing independence ready for the next stage of learning
  • Challenge for all children as they are forced to apply skills in a completely new environment without the prospect of adult intervention at the first sign of 'trouble'.
  • The application of our school's ethos that no challenge is insurmountable if you apply the principles of respect, challenge, encouragement, reflection, resilience and being the best human being they can be - global citizenship.


In addition to the residential visits, we work closely with external professionals to provide exciting extra-curricular provision.  We work hard to provide unusual and varied clubs that provide unique experiences for our children.  Spring Term 2020 will include the following clubs:


  • Disney Performance Club
  • Dodgeball
  • Circus Skills
  • Gymnastics
  • Karate 
  • Book Club
  • High Intensity Training 
  • Yoga 
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At Hurdsfield: only our best will do!