The Curriculum

The curriculum includes the subjects which children study, the content of those individual subjects, how they are taught, how they relate to each other and lastly how teachers organise their work over a half term, term or school year. An overview of what we do is available to see if you click here John Stainer Curriculum overview17-18



The school provides a curriculum that is broad, balanced and relevant to meet the needs of each individual child. We aim to provide for the full academic, personal and social development of each pupil, and to encourage the pupils to work independently and to make decisions within an accepted moral code.

The curriculum seeks to develop in all pupils

  • The ability to discover facts accurately and use them critically.
  • The ability to identify and solve problems independently, as individuals and in co-operation with others.
  • The ability to work well with others, showing social skills of co-operation and leadership, mutual respect, understanding and support.
  • The motivation and ability to build on strengths and to learn from mistakes.

We believe that working in a cross-curricular way maximizes the opportunities for children to learn. As a school we have invested a great deal of money in providing high quality resources across the curriculum, and  particularly in Computing. Every class is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and digital learning resources. Children have access to ipads, laptops as well as an ICT suite that is equipped with 30 of the latest computers and two laser printers. This is because our children are growing up in a highly advanced technical society, and they will need excellent skills in this area to have the edge over others in the future job market.