Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

Outstanding Catholic School(Nov 2015
Diocese of Clifton)

Performance Tables

Our school performance tables can be accessed by clicking on the following link: https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/136981/holy-cross-catholic-primary-school

Curriculum Statement

All children follow the National Curriculum. This covers all of the main subjects but in addition the school provides other curriculum areas.  In particular we provide Religious Education (RE) and Personal, Social, Citizenship and Health Education (PSCHE) especially through Assemblies and in the form of Circle Time.  The curriculum is organised in such a way that children mainly work on Literacy and Numeracy in the morning and spend some discrete time on RE, Music and PE each week.  The remainder of the teaching is based upon blocked themes within subjects and these are chosen to allow coverage of the National Curriculum.  There is a planned progression throughout the school that enables good monitoring and assessment of the curriculum.

The teaching is organised to give a high level of priority to the three core subjects of the National Curriculum; English, Mathematics and Science and also to Religious Education which, for us, is a core subject. At the same time the broader curriculum includes the foundation subjects of Technology, History, Geography, Music, Art and Design and PE.  Computing plays a very important part in the school and is especially used to support the curriculum.  Pupils are provided with supervised internet access as part of their lessons.

The organisation of the teaching aims to develop the whole child and to show links between the various subject areas. It incorporates class, group and individual teaching where appropriate.  Children are encouraged to work responsibly and collaboratively with their peers.  The variety of styles, together with careful planning and the good use of resources, motivates children’s learning and encourages interest, enquiry and inventiveness.