Preston Park Primary


We want all of our children to leave us equipped for life in the 21st Century- able to operate successfully in the changing world of work and take advantage of all opportunities available to them. Through understanding our global community and appreciating our children’s needs, we integrate specific learning experiences into our curriculum to enable every child to thrive.

Our curriculum starts with our vision of which our children are at the forefront.  

  • We are safe, happy and kind at Preston Park
  • We ignite a love of learning that lasts a lifetime
  • We are curious learners, confident to take risks
  • We are world changers

Integral to our coherent vision are six core values: resilience, responsibility, reflective, reciprocity, respect and resourcefulness, which provide a strategic framework for our development of the whole child.  Through this character building, our children develop the necessary learning disciplines, aptitudes and attitudes to become the 21st century learner.

Our values



Preparing our children as 21st Century Learners:

Creativity, critical thinking and problem solving are essential to operating in the changing world of work. We want our children to navigate this ever changing landscape with confidence and have carefully considered the skills we believe necessary to do this. Our model, “the Preston Park 21st Century” learner highlights the skills we want our children to master. Central to this model, is for our children to be happy; to feel that they belong, to master and to be autonomous.

The Preston Park 21st Century Learner:


Therefore, at Preston Park our children have a connection to people and a higher purpose, they experience what success feels like and know that they have a voice for change, independence and responsibility. It is through our development of the whole child that we enable all of our children to fall in love with learning.

How this relates back to our school values:







A self- directed learner


A communicator

Information and media literate


Emotionally Intelligent 

An innovator 


A problem- solver 

Financially and economically literate 


Globally aware 

Civically engaged 


A collaborator 

A critical thinker 


A creative thinker 


Our curriculum design

Our curriculum map is progressive. 

We are highly ambitious for our children and this is reflected in our curriculum design of STEAM – “science, technology, engineering, the arts, maths and the modern world”.  We deliver the full national curriculum:




The Arts 

Maths and the Modern World







 Design and Technology


Art & Design







Our curriculum map is progressive – shaping learning through a disciplined approach that brings learning alive with a real sense of purpose. Each theme is underpinned by a core text as a powerful platform to lever creativity across all subjects and capture the children’s imagination. This includes a rich range of literature both modern and classic, poetry and mirrors and windows texts to build understanding of key concepts overtime, with purpose and to develop a love of reading.

Our approach to learning allows time and space for knowledge and skills to be applied across the curriculum in many different and unfamiliar contexts to ensure depth and breadth of learning and mastery. For more on how we do this effectively, please click in the learning tab.

All learning builds on prior learning to help children make sense of key concepts. Our delivery is complemented by a specialist-teaching model delivering exceptional expertise in art, music, science and PE.

Our curriculum enables innovation, scholarship and excellence. We believe passionately in embracing diversity and enabling every child to discover and develop interests and talents. For example, children can excel in subjects and have wider impact representing themselves and our school at a local and national level.  There is no ceiling to what they can achieve.

Our STEAM curriculum runs parallel to our hidden curriculum of learning disciplines, emotion coaching, personal development and well-being which develops the whole child ready to take full advantage of all opportunities open to them.

To achieve this, we invest in professional teaching – building our learning community on skill and expertise with a focus on what effective learning looks like- building knowledge, social and cultural capital.

We regularly welcome families in to meet the teaching team and learn about our curriculum and host many workshops for families throughout the year. We also hold open sessions where we invite families in to engage with their children in the classroom and look at learning - details will be shared throughout the year. 

Parents consultation meetings take place three times throughout the year with the class teacher. Families also receive a score card report at the end of Autumn and Spring Term with a more detailed final report at the end of the academic year.  

If you would like any further information about our curriculum please contact your assistant headteacher or email the team on