Curriculum Statement

Staff plan and organise the learning for each year group to ensure that there is continuity and progression. Our curriculum planning framework aims to provide a broad, balanced and exciting education set within the context of the National Curriculum.

At Eliot Bank, as we develop the curriculum, we make meaningful links between the different subjects. Although English and Maths are taught discretely at certain times of the day, they are also taught within a cross-curricular context.

Visits and visitors are seen as a vital stimulation for children’s interest and are closely linked with the contexts for learning. Each year group goes on one local trip every term and one that is further afield – into central London or out into the countryside. We also have termly visits from theatre companies, every year group works with the Dulwich Picture Gallery and we celebrate events such as World Book Day and National Science week by bringing in authors and experts to enhance our learning.

The ‘Contexts for Learning’ are drawn from the current plans and schemes of work. They have been adapted to reflect the areas of the new curriculum which integrates personal skills. To read our context for learning for the whole school overview, please click here.


To find our more about how individual subjects at Eliot Bank use the links below:

Our Approach to Teaching & Learning


Throughout the year, your child’s attainment will be judged against the criteria set out in the year group-equivalent Standard and Expectations. This on-going judgement will identify what children have achieved and what they need to do next.

In addition to this, the children in Year 2 to 6 will sit in-house assessments in reading, writing, GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) and mathematics towards the end of each term. The outcomes of these assessments will be reported to you at the start of the following term.

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National Curriculum

For generations, parents have found themselves visiting primary schools with their children only to hear themselves saying, “It’s not like when I was at school.” Things change quickly in education.

The New National Curriculum in English Primary Schools - Parents Complete Guide is intended to support parents of primary school children by providing an outline of typical content and some background information about how the curriculum and assessment works, hopefully it will help parents support their children in making the most of their education.

Download Here: The New National Curriculum in English Primary Schools - Parents Complete Guide