St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School Ripon


Curriculum Intent Statement

The curriculum represents the totality of the experience of the child during their time in the school. We believe in providing a broad and balanced learning experience for all our children, so they not only develop a passion for learning, but also grow into loving and responsible individuals who fulfil a constructive place in society.

Our curriculum: 

Is based on the principles of Catholic education where every child is nurtured to be the best they can be as children of God.





Supports children in developing the behaviours and attitudes necessary to become responsible members of a community.

Fosters a range of important attitudes to support children in becoming effective learners.


Is broad and balanced to ensure that all pupils have access to a common body of essential knowledge as defined within the National Curriculum.


Places the development of reading and oracy at the heart of everything we do.

Is inclusive to all through the use of strategies to support learning.

Provides new experiences to enhance learning and develop cultural capital and understanding of the wider world and life in modern Britain.

Recognises the importance of providing opportunities to promote physical and mental well-being.

 Curriculum Implementation

 Our approach to curriculum implementation is based in the following key principles:

Teachers enable pupils to understand key concepts by presenting information clearly and encouraging appropriate discussion.


Teachers identify and teach subject specific vocabulary.

Pupils are given opportunities to embed concepts in their long term memory and apply them fluently. This takes time.

The subject curriculum is designed and delivered in a way that allows pupils to transfer new knowledge to long term memory.

The curriculum is sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before and pupils can work towards clearly defined end points.

Teachers check pupils’ understanding effectively, and identify and correct misunderstandings through questioning and interventions.

Knowledge and understanding is evaluated through on-going assessment.

Staff have access to training and support so they possess the expert knowledge needed to implement the curriculum effectively.