Intent Statement - Whole School Curriculum


At. St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School, it is our intention to deliver a fully inclusive curriculum where every child makes progress across all areas of learning from their given starting points.  In order to achieve this, we provide an engaging and stimulating curriculum, rooted in the Catholic values and our mission statement - “in all things - love”.  

Our ambitious curriculum builds on children’s knowledge and skills, and promotes independence and risk-taking, so that our children realise their full human potential.   Our learning is contextualised and meaningful to our children.  Our teaching, across the range of subjects, allows pupils to experience well-sequenced lessons that inspire them to ask questions and want to know more. This enables pupils to reflect on previous learning, acquire new knowledge and skills; and embed these.


As a ‘Building the Kingdom’ school, we are encouraging our children to be ambassadors of our faith and to implement the teachings of Jesus’ Gospel values and to put Catholic Social teaching in to action. In doing this, we aim to develop the leaders of tomorrow. Preparing our children to live and lead in a world that is quickly evolving, knowing that the decisions that they make will impact the future.  Our children will leave St. Mary’s understanding their responsibility in contributing positively to the world. Their learning and experiences throughout their time at our school will equip them with the skills and resilience needed to flourish and overcome challenges, as they move in to the next stage of their lives.  



  •        Our children are all ‘Change Makers’ – charity work
  •        School council – British Values and leading school initiatives
  •        Spiritual Council - Inter-faith work
  •        School of Sanctuary – welcoming refugees
  •        CAFOD club – live simply pledges ‘stewardship’
  •        Picture news – passionate about current affairs



“Pupils behave well. They are polite and well-mannered, and they work hard. They have a firm understanding and appreciation of differences. Pupils show respect and tolerance towards others from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. Although the school community has changed over time, everyone is treated equally and made to feel welcome.” (OfSTED, 2023)


“Many pupils enjoy and take part in the wider opportunities the school provides. Pupils learn skills such as karate and chess. Others learn to play a musical instrument or be part of a sports team. School visits, clubs and school events add to pupils’ development. For example, older pupils recently visited the houses of parliament to gain a deeper understanding of democracy and British values.” (OfSTED, 2023)


“The strong Catholic ethos of the school contributes to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils have a clear understanding of other world faiths. They readily take on different roles and responsibilities to help others. Pupils raise impressive funds for different charities.” (OfSTED, 2023)