The Headteacher and Governors are passionate about the breadth and balance of the curriculum throughout the year groups and understand fully the necessity to implement a range of activities and experiences to widen horizons for all the young people in our care.

The staff team have been working to consider the intent of their curriculum design as part of their Artsmark journey.  They have placed major emphasis on research for a tool for assessment of life skills and will be receiving training on their chosen tool ‘Skills Builder Framework’ in the Autumn 2019.

Staff have sought innovative ways to address this skills building in the year 2018 – 2019, such as in ‘Skills Days’ across the curriculum, teaching across the school to strengths (sharing of good practice between staff) and development of progressive skills within a subject.

They have had a number of staff meetings (led by subject leaders) focusing on specific foundation subjects, looking at progression of knowledge and skills across the school.  Consideration of pupils with SEND and disadvantaged pupils has also been discussed and this will be addressed within the new Skills Builder Framework tool.

In the Early years we follow the Early Years Development Matters document.

In Key Stage One & Two we follow the National Curriculum.

Please click on the files at the bottom of the page which will give you additional information.


Across the school we are working on Mathematics in the new National Curriculum. Please have a look at the document "Maths Curriculum Programmes of Study".


Across the school we are working on English in the new National Curriculum. Please have a look at the document "English Curriculum Programmes of Study." 

Further curriculum information is available from your child's class teacher,  on the individual class pages or have a look at the Oxford Owl website.

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Cartmel Primary School

Aynsome Road,
LA11 6PR

Main Contact: Mrs Rachel Battersby Headteacher

Tel: 015395 36262

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'Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow'