At Charlestown Primary School we are currently developing a curriculum which reflects our new values and visions.

As a school, we recognise that the main aims of the National Curriculum are to:

  • provide pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said, and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
  • provide an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.

Whilst recognising that:

  • The national curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the national curriculum specifications. 


With this in mind, the skilled subject leaders at Charlestown are currently creating a bespoke curriculum which is as unique as the children that are taught here.  


At Charlestown, we want our children to be curious, adventurous and aspirational learners and responsible, respectful and safe citizens, so we are striving to create a meaningful curriculum to reflect this.



We have also adopted the Manchester bee to reflect our commitment to hard work, resilience and working together. It is also our belief that children should develop and embrace a strong sense of community identity and the Manchester bee aptly represents the wonderful sense of character and unity that this wonderful city has. We want children to be proud of Manchester and their local community and therefore our new curriculum will provide amazing opportunities to embed this. 


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