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"Leaders have established an engaging curriculum carefully outlining what pupils should learn and when. This starts from the early years and ensures new ideas build on what pupils already know. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are accurately identified to ensure they get the support they need to successfully access the curriculum."

Ofsted January 2023

Curriculum Intent

Decoy Community Primary School provides a rich, broad, balanced and creative curriculum and believes that excellence in teaching leads to enjoyment of learning. We define the curriculum as everything that impacts on the learning of our pupils.
Our curriculum gives Decoy a distinct identity and ethos, reflecting our values, our local community and an awareness of the wider world. Above all, we aim to make our curriculum a hugely rich experience for all pupils, laying the foundations for success in life.

Our curriculum reflects the requirements of the National Curriculum programmes of study, which all maintained schools in England must teach.

All children learn, practice, develop and refine a wide range of skills in their work across the curriculum. Every child’s ability is recognised, developed and rewarded with our curriculum tailored to meet individual needs and aspirations. We have high expectations and a strong focus on literacy and numeracy across the curriculum.

We promote enjoyment for learning and encourage children to work independently, with partners and in groups helping them embed social skills though collaboration and cooperation. To meet each child’s individual needs, we provide extra support, enrichment and new challenges to help every child fulfil their potential.

Pupil engagement is key to pupil success and we plan relevant, enjoyable and interesting experiences to broaden thinking and develop a love of lifelong learning. All children access a wide range of extra-curricular activities - we welcome visitors, plan exciting trips off site and organise residential stays to Heatree to support learning and enthuse and inspire.

Alongside the statutory National Curriculum, PSHE and RE, our curriculum also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills and crucially achieve all that they can.


If you would like to know more about the curriculum at Decoy Community Primary School, please contact the headteacher, Mrs Sally Herbert, by email