At Barnard Grove we aim to provide a full, interesting, creative and challenging curriculum, accessible for all of our children, to help them develop skills and an enthusiasm for life-long learning.




We provide our creative curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for all children. All of our children from Nursery to Year 6 will follow this curriculum.


The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our new curriculum will be delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which will provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children's learning.


We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and aply their learning to engaging contexts. our new curriculum will provide lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum


Cornerstones also provide a rigorous essential skills framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These essential skills are tied to activities and are age related so that staff can track children's progress and identify their individual learning needs.


Children progress through four stages of learning in each ILP:




If you have any enquiries about the Cornerstones Curriculum or the curriculum in general please contact Mrs. N. Tones (Curriculum Leader).





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