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Curriculum information

One thing that is not small about our school is our curriculum.  It is big, it is bold, and it encourages children to challenge inequality, stand up and make a difference. 

At Hornton Primary School, our creative and responsive curriculum, available to all children from 2 ½ years old, is delivered with flair, compassion and flexibility, to ensure all children can access an inspiring, contextual and emotionally embedded educational experience. 


We, of course, want all children to achieve well in tests and exams, but believe furnishing children with facts and figures to just 'know', is not enough. We want children to 'understand'. We want children to want to understand. We want children to seek understanding.

In order to educate the next generation to become respectful, responsible and confident individuals, prepared for a successful future, we believe children must understand the inequalities endured, over the years in every society. Inequalities related to age, gender, race, culture, appearance and ability. We want children to understand the rationale of the courageous actions of individuals and groups who fought against inequality. We want children to understand the impact and injustice that inequality brings. I want the children to think about the ‘what ifs?’ and consider how alternative actions could have impacted history. Encouraging the next generation to consider how their actions can and will impact on future generations.

To develop an appreciation of the value of here and now and how we got to where we are in the present day, we provide children with the opportunity to explore the impact that individuals, groups and societies had, and continue to have, on the modern world.