Curriculum Drivers

Our curriculum puts the child at the centre of our purposeful, caring school.  A school where positive relationships, based on mutual trust, kindness and respect are at the heart of everything we do.

We recognise that a curriculum has to be broad, balanced and offer children opportunities to grow as individuals as well as learners. In addition, we also recognise that children should be challenged in their work; learning from failures and celebrating successes.

The curriculum at Delapre Primary School has been designed to take account of the legal requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the Primary National Curriculum. It exposes our children to enriching experiences, immersing them in progressive knowledge and skills; equipping them with personal characteristics required to succeed in life. We intend to offer our children new and exciting experiences through extra-curricular activities that are designed to build resilience, confidence and self-esteem.

The key principles behind the design of our curriculum are for our children to:

  • be hardworking – driven to achieve their best
  • be resilient – able to bounce back from mistakes and challenges
  • be thoughtful – considerate of their own and others’ feelings as well as the world around them
  • be knowledgeable – have the understanding to achieve academically and socially
  • be communicators – ability to convey information and thoughts confidently and clearly to the chosen audience

We believe these key principles underpin what every child needs to be successful, including being well prepared for transition points both within Delapre and then onwards into Secondary School.

If you would like any further information regarding the curriculum at Delapre Primary School, please contact the school by emailing  Your email will be passed on to the most appropriate member of staff to help with your enquiry,