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Primary Academy

Our Curriculum

At Rushden Primary Academy, our curriculum offer is broad and balanced, it aims to;

  • promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and
  • prepare pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

We follow the statutory national curriculum which sets out in programmes of study, on the basis of key stages, subject content for those subjects that should be taught to all pupils.

We take a thematic approach to learning that allows pupils to use and apply skills and to develop links between subject areas. Our pupils learn through relevant experiences and are able to make connections between all their learning and also still meet the individual requirements of different subjects as outlined in the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

We endeavour to foster a life-long love of learning, through adopting a highly practical and cross-curricular approach that encourages pupils to be independent and responsible citizens. 

The academy’s teaching and learning policy is embedded securely across the academy and has been effective in establishing a consistent approach to teachers’ expectations and teaching strategies.


  Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2
Age 5 - 7 8 - 11
Year group Year 1 & 2 Years 3, 4, 5 & 6
Core subjects    
English * *
Mathematics * *
Science * *
Foundation subjects    
Art & design * *
Computing * *
Design and technology * *
Languages n/a *
Geography * *
History * *
Music * *
Physical Education * *
Religious Education *