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Oakley Vale Primary school


A well-sequenced curriculum ensures children are ready for their next phase of learning."

 Ofsted June 2023

Betty Rea (1904–1965)
Institute of Education

Learning at Oakley Vale

Our curriculum at Oakley Vale, is highly ambitious and accessible to all. A strong focus on developing pupils’ confidence and character provides children with everything they need to become educated, thoughtful and responsible citizens.  It incorporates the essential knowledge and skills set out in the National Curriculum and beyond. Alongside this, our curriculum provides purposeful first-hand experiences, enquiry, cultural capital and practical activities, so that children develop an emotional connection to, and an understanding of, their place in the world.  It introduces children to the best that has been thought and said and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement, powerfully addressing disadvantage and recognising the value of life-long learning. In conjunction with this, our 50 Before Year 7 programme is designed to develop culture, achievement and aspiration; and experience awe and wonder. 

Our school values of Kindness, Respect and Responsibility ensure pupils understand how to become modern citizens; learning to respect and celebrate differences in others. 

The curriculum and teaching is designed to ensure children are able to engage and understand concepts in philosophical, emotional, practical and intellectual ways. Children are offered a wide range of creative learning experiences ensuring every child has the opportunity to shine.


Click on the tabs on the left for details of what children are learning in each year group.


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