The National Curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that 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.
Compulsory national curriculum subjects at primary school are:
- design and technology
- art and design
- physical education (PE), including swimming
- ancient and modern foreign languages (at key stage 2)
Schools must provide religious education (RE) but parents can ask for their children to be taken out of the whole lesson or part of it.
Schools often also teach:
- personal, social and health education (PSHE)
- modern foreign languages (at key stage 1)
For further information about the curriculum, please see our individual class pages or contact your child’s class teacher.