The curriculum we offer incorporates the National Curriculum 2014. The core subjects of the National Curriculum are English, Science, Mathematics, Computing and Religious Education in a Catholic school. The foundation subjects are history, geography, art and design, design and technology, languages, music and physical education. In addition to these, personal, social and health education (PSHE) as well as Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (RSHE) are also taught.
The curriculum is usually taught using a thematic or topic-based approach. This enables the children to study subjects in context in a structured and cohesive way. There is also discrete subject teaching, where necessary, to cover the requirements of the National Curriculum 2014.
At St Paul's the curriculum is carefully planned and differentiated to ensure that every child can be stretched and supported whatever their ability. We have high expectations and children are encouraged to develop their skills both as independent and collaborative learners.