Curriculum Introduction

Here at Holmwood School and Nursery, we believe that learning should be child-centred, reflecting the individual needs of our children.  We believe that infant education should build the foundation for a lifelong love of learning and that every child has the right to a childhood which includes engaging in a range of exciting and memorable experiences, which give them the freedom to explore, take risks and develop resilience; a curriculum that will allow children to 'Aspire, Achieve, Together'.

We work closely with Ashbrook school to ensure the curriculum meets the needs of the children in our community. Therefore we share subject leaders across both the schools which enables the schools curriculums to mirror each other. It also allows teachers who are experts in their fields to ensure the curriulum is highly engaging and purposeful for our children. 

We plan units of work which are relevant to our pupil's interests and specific learning needs, whilst ensuring coverage of the National Curriculum and statutory Religious Education requirements. The progression of skills and knowledge is clearly mapped out to ensure children are moved onto their next step of learning in all areas.

For more information about each subject, including the Curriculum Progression Plan, please click on a subject below.

For more information about how we ensure our curriculum is accessible for those with special educational needs and disbilities, please click here.

Please click here for our latest Curriuculum Newsletters.


Our Childhood Pledge

In our aim to provide child-centred learning which reflects the individual needs and interests of all the children, we believe children should engage in as many ‘childhood’ experiences as possible, which aren’t prescribed within the National Curriculum. 

We pledge to all our children, that we will provide specific memorable experiences and opportunities throughout their time here at Holmwood, which allows them to grow into well rounded citizens, who can succeed as individuals and contribute to their society.


Please click here to learn more about our pledge to the children.


Maths at Holmwood School

English and Phonics at Holmwood School


Art and Design at Holmwood School

British Values at Holmwood School

Computing at Holmwood School

Design and Technology (DT) at Holmwood School

Geography at Holmwood School

History at Holmwood School

Music at Holmwood School

Physical Education (PE) at Holmwood School

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) at Holmwood School

Religious Education (RE) at Holmwood

Science at Holmwood School

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Education at Holmwood

Restorative Principles at Holmwood School