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Our School Curriculum

At our school, we aim to offer a curriculum that is exciting and engaging; that meets the needs of the pupils now whilst preparing them for their lives as the future citizens of tomorrow.

Our curriculum is based on the objectives set out in the National Curriculum for England.

Our curriculum for Religious Education is based on the 'Come and See' scheme of work, fulfilling the statutory requirements of the Bishops Conference and of the Curriculum Directory for Religious Education.

Please click on the links below to find out more about our school curriculum or to view school curriculum maps:

Religious Education

Art and Design



Design and Technology 






Reading Schemes 





Subject Policies

Curriculum Enrichment and experiences at Holy Rood

We promise, that by the time you leave Holy Rood Catholic Primary School you will have had the opportunity to:

  • Be involved in daily acts of worship
  • Experience and lead liturgies and Masses
  • Visit a church
  • Learn about your own faith as well as others
  • Support our brothers and sisters in need in Nairobi through fundraising
  • Celebrate sacraments
  • Have a mass outside
  • Visit our local park
  • Go on school trips 
  • Visit a museum
  • Have a real-life theatre experience
  • Sleep at least one night away from school with your class
  • Experience an in-school workshop lead by specialists 
  • Learn to swim
  • Be taught sporting skills by a specialist 
  • Take part in a sports tournament in school as well as outside of school
  • Be part of Sports Day
  • Compete in an inter-house Sporting competition
  • Represent your school at an event or sports fixture 
  • Join a school club
  • Showcase your Art work in school
  • Have music lessons taught by a specialist, external teacher
  • Sing every week
  • Learn a musical instrument
  • Be part of our annual Carol Service held at Holy Rood Church
  • Have a part in an assembly and production
  • Performed on a stage
  • Enjoy God’s creation through lessons outside in the woodland area
  • Participate in memorable real life experiences
  • Be innovative and lead learning
  • Learn a new language
  • Have your voice listened to and influence decision making
  • Celebrate your culture and family traditions with others
  • Celebrate your successes
  • Share your work with others
  • Receive a certificate of achievement
  • Have juice and biscuits with a member of Senior Leadership Team
  • Be an ambassador for your school
  • Work alongside an expert
  • Participate in curriculum enhancement weeks
  • Develop your curiosity
  • Make a positive contribution to the school, local and wider community
  • Visit the elderly in the wider community to make their day special
  • Be Secondary School ready
  • Be yourself
  • Make friends
  • Share your God-given talents with teachers, classmates and the wider school

Over-arching Curriculum Policy

Please click here to view a copy of our schools over-arching curriculum policy