Curriculum Overview

Welcome to the Curriculum area of our website. Here you will find information about our curriculum at Kings Priory School. We have an all-through school from Reception to Year 13, so our curriculum covers all the key stages from Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 5. Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 5.

Our school is united by our three core values of RespectTolerance and Friendship which are held by all our pupils and staff. Although the values may manifest themselves differently with our pupils being aged 4-19, they are very much present, as Ofsted commented in 2019, ‘The core values of respect, tolerance and friendship are explicitly noted in classrooms’.

All our pupils across the whole school develop three core skills too with ReadingCommunication and Problem-Solving all taught age appropriately. You will find more information about Reading at KPS under a tab on this page.

Our curriculum is carefully sequenced to be accessible for all our pupils, very much including those with additional needs, to be challenging, ambitious and creative. At all ages in all areas of the school we constantly strive for that intention. The implementation is delivered by our high-quality staff who teach in the classroom and outside of it to help the intent be implemented. The impact is that our pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their lives, whether that be moving through our school or leaving us at the end of Key Stage 4 or Key Stage 5. We, very much view our curriculum as more than a collection of subjects and our pupils benefit from our holistic curriculum design, where both the academic and welfare elements are seen as vital.

Each of the three phases of the school (First, Middle and Senior) and the Sixth Form has a tab at the side of this page (Individual School Curriculum) and clicking on these tabs will bring up more information about the learning in the different phases of our school, including our Key Stage visual overviews. This is for ease of access to the different schools, rather than a split in our curriculum, which is carefully sequenced as one across all the key stages. Our Quality of Education document and our Curriculum Policy summarise the whole school’s curriculum position. These documents give more detail on what our pupils learn and why they learn it.   

This section of the website is constantly expanding and changing, as we see the curriculum as on-going journey of improvement, as we refine and improve – so keep checking back for more updates and information!   

Quality of Education Statement

Curriculum Policy

Effort Grade Descriptors

Whole school curriculum overview final sept 2021


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