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Curriculum Intent


Learning, Loving and Sharing guided by Jesus


St Laurence Church Junior School caters for children aged between 7 and 11 years who follow the Key Stage 2 curriculum. ‘We seek to provide a Christian ethos and education which promotes the all-round development of each child and enables them to achieve success and gain a sense of self-worth’.

Through our Christian faith, our responsibility is to enrich lives and show love and respect within our school family. We strive to enable every child to become a happy, healthy, independent and well-balanced member of the community in order for them to be prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences which life may offer them.

For with God nothing shall be impossible (Luke 1:37)


St Laurence Church Junior School offers a broad and balanced curriculum which:

  • promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and
  • prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.


Underpinning our curriculum are our values of: Curiosity, Generosity, Perseverance, Friendship, Thankfulness and Forgiveness.


Our curriculum has been designed to ensure that each and every child can ‘live life in all its fullness, by offering exciting opportunities and experiences that encourage learning for life, with our Christian values at its heart. Children will know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society and will develop morally, spiritually, socially, emotionally and culturally.


Through our rich and vibrant curriculum, we develop essential knowledge and skills which are the building blocks for later life. Our curriculum encompasses, not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but goes beyond the experiences of the classroom to ensure that our children are exposed to broad, rich and varied opportunities. We provide children with memorable experiences, which raise aspirations and foster personal pride in achievement, provide a purpose and relevance for learning and ensure that each child finds strengths and interests.


What we want for our children:

• A sense of self-worth and esteem.

• An enquiring mind that wants to learn more each day.

• Pride in achievement and the desire and perseverance to succeed.

• The best possible outcomes for Reading, Writing and Mathematics.

• An understanding and wonder of the world in which we live, how it came to be and what it might be like in the future.

• An understanding of healthy lifestyles.

• The ability to be imaginative and creative.

• The ability to communicate effectively in a wide range of media and settings.

• The ability to work and act independently.

• The ability to reflect on what they know and what new knowledge and skills they have gained.

• The confidence to be flexible and to be able to co-operate with others.

• The ability to develop resilience and have a growth mindset.

• Tolerance of difference and respect of other’s values and opinions.

• The understanding that everyone is special and unique and that differences should be celebrated.

• The ability to take on and sustain responsibility.

• A sense of duty and a willingness to contribute to the school and the wider community

• The opportunity to develop relationships.

• An understanding that rights come with responsibility.


Children will also be given the opportunities to enhance their learning and cultural understanding, through residential trips, visits to other places, and through working with visitors who come into school. They will develop projects with the aim of raising money for charities and developing their understanding of community. Children will have opportunities to develop and broaden their understanding and are encouraged to excel, whatever their ability.


By the end of their time here at St Laurence Church Junior School, our children will be independent learners with an enthusiasm and love of learning. They will be individuals with a confident set of skills, knowledge and Christian values which can be used not only in their next stage of education, but also in life as they become global citizens and life-long learners, equipped to adapt in an ever-changing world.


General information about our curriculum can be found on the curriculum pages of our website, within our school prospectus or from Year Group pages and Year Group Newsletters, all on this website. If parents, carers or other members of the public would like any more information about our curriculum, please use the school's email address which can be found on our 'Contact Us' page.