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Building on the theological concepts that God created the earth and everything in it, including humans, we provide opportunities to appreciate God’s creation of the world and how EVERYONE was made in God’s image (Imago Dei) and loved, valued, celebrated and represented. As a school, we aspire to live out God’s plan for all creation to flourish. We believe in providing our children with varied opportunities to use and develop the gifts and talents they have been blessed with, to ensure they embrace “Life in its fullness” (John 10:10).

At Ettington, our curriculum is based specifically around the needs of our children, and we aim to give them the best chance in life to become a key part of society as they grow up.

Through our Christian ethos, children will learn first and foremost to be tolerant, understanding members of the community who display kindness above all else to all people. We aim to provide children with a knowledge-based curriculum that also builds key skills and enables children to become resilient learners.

At Ettington, we follow the National Curriculum. Schools are free to plan how the National Curriculum fits with their particular strengths and introduce other activities that extend the learning experience for their pupils. The National Curriculum sets out the most important knowledge and skills that every child has a right to learn. 

As part of the National Curriculum, children in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two are taught compulsory subjects including: English, Mathematics, Science, Design Technology, Computing, History, Geography, Art and Design, Music, PE and French.

All schools also have to teach RE, though parents have the right to withdraw children for all or part of the RE curriculum. In addition, we teach Personal, Social and Health Education.

Our curriculum is underpinned by our Core Aims: Perseverance, Collaboration, Communication and Curiosity.

We have created a bespoke curriculum, logically sequenced by our expert subject leaders to build on knowledge to enable our children to remember more over time. We believe that our children learn best when they are motivated and engaged by learning; we creatively weave learning with exciting, quality books that inspire the children and bring subjects to life for our pupils.

The curriculum has been designed with accessibility for all pupils in mind with appropriate support and challenge. This allows our pupils to achieve their very best, no matter their starting point. This curriculum is regularly monitored, with outcomes and pupil voice being at the heart of any curriculum adjustments.