St Peter's Catholic

Primary School

"Loved by Jesus, we love, we learn, we live and grow together for Him"

Curriculum NEW

St Peter's’ Curriculum Intent

Our intention is that the curriculum is ambitious and aims to give all children, particularly the most disadvantaged, the knowledge, cultural capital and experiences they need to fulfil their potential and succeed in life. 


To this end, our curriculum is based on the Core Knowledge Sequence, developed by ED Hirsch’s Core Knowledge Foundation for elementary schools in the United States, but adapted for English primaries. This curriculum was first introduced in the UK by the charity Civitas. The idea behind it is that all children should complete their primary education with a storehouse of general knowledge, along with the self-confidence and skills to use it.


We have worked closely with consultants from the West London Free School to design a content rich curriculum which is coherently sequenced to promote cognitive development and knowledge retention, reflecting current pedagogical thinking and evidence. The curriculum is designed to support all learners and equip our children with sufficient knowledge and skills for their transition to secondary education, future learning and employment.


It is our intention that our curriculum is accessible to all and will promote God’s unique plan for every child.