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Our aim is for every child to leave Hadrian ready for the next step in their education.

On this page you can see what this means for each subject. We have worked with our local secondary schools to make sure that the aims for our children best prepare them to continue their study. We would encourage you to look at this page in conjunction with the wide range of extra curricular activities that we offer. We want children to have a broad curriculum but also be able to specialise in areas where they show talent. 

The areas that we focus on most are The Arts, sport and philanthropy and leadership. These areas are best seen in our extra curricular activities. Whatever your child’s interests we would like them to shine. This might be singing on the stage at Disney with our choir, performing in our band, representing Hadrian in a sporting competition, supporting residents at  Ridgeway Lodge or running a club for younger children. We map the children’s interest and our year 6 children are excellent examples of engaged and ambitious students who are able to talk not just about their academic achievements but also about the opportunities that they have received that will, we hope, allow them to continue their interest far beyond Primary school. 


Implementation – Year Group Progression

In order to implement our curriculum, we have broken down the learning in each subject into steps and organised these by year group. 

We have organised our topics around enquiry questions so that children can apply their learning to their own lives, inspired by Jonathan Lear’s ideas explained in his book, The Monkey-Proof Box. 

“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad”

Although knowledge is important, children need to be taught the skills to contextualise it; each year of a child’s education is an important step in their educational journey. On this page, you can see how we scaffold the skills that your child will learn so that they can build on and spiral back to the skills that are most important for them to succeed.  During their journey they will have many opportunities to experience other skills. This is because we want to work with the children, their interest and what’s happening in the world. The skills on this page represents the ‘google maps’ of the full and varied safari that your child will experience.