School Logo

Curriculum Statement

At St Osmund’s Catholic Primary School, we strive to provide a curriculum which is ambitious, inclusive and diverse, so that our children are happy, confident learners, who are inspired, encouraged and challenged to develop their individual potential and personality to the full. Our aim is for every St Osmund’s child to gain a love of learning, within our supportive school environment, through a curriculum underpinned by our vision and values. These values, along with Catholic Social Teaching, support the development of the whole child as a reflective learner within a calm, caring, happy and purposeful atmosphere.


We believe that in order for children to make the best possible progress we need to create a positive and secure environment.  We have high aspirations for every child, and we strive to deliver an inclusive curriculum which can be accessed by all of our children. We encourage our children to be curious, independent learners with enquiring minds, who can ask big questions about their learning and the world in which they live.


Through our broad, balanced and progressive curriculum teachers are able to embed key skills and use prior knowledge to anchor and support future learning. We teach all subjects of the national curriculum in discrete, sequenced units whilst additionally recognising the importance of developing transferrable skills and making connections across the curriculum and within everyday life, promoting deeper understanding and inspiring innovative thinking.


Our curriculum is designed to make the most of our historically and environmentally rich locality. This is further enhanced through targeted themed weeks, regular planned enrichment sessions, before and after schools clubs, and a wide variety of school trips and visits.


We actively promote reading across the curriculum and effectively encourage children and families to read widely and for pleasure, creating a strong reading culture.


At St Osmund’s we have a curriculum that focuses on physical development, well-being and mental health to support the development of the whole child and promote lifelong healthy habits.


As a Catholic School 10% of our curriculum is dedicated to the teaching of Religious Education, through which the children become religiously literate in their own faith and learn about other world faiths. Through the Catholic life of our school and other relevant subjects and opportunities the children develop their Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural understanding.


Our curriculum will promote and foster confidence, independence, co-operation and resilience along with the essential knowledge and skills needed  to be successful life-long learners.