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The Academy of Cuxton Schools

“Foundations for Life”

Curriculum Overview

Our 'Foundations for Life' curriculum 



Our curriculum is at the heart of our school and is based on providing all of our children with their ‘Foundations for Life’ and this has been broken into three curriculum themes: Understanding and Developing Yourself; Understanding Others; and, Understanding the World. Each theme has its own icon, meaning that the themes are easily recalled and recognisable for our children. The intention of each theme is as follows:


Understanding and Developing Yourself

All children will be able to understand, regulate and articulate their emotions. We firmly believe that children need to be in the right emotional state for learning, as well as for work later in life, and so this is a crucial aspect of this theme. We also intend for all children to fulfil their own academic and personal potential, including that they become resilient, independent and productive members of society.


Understanding Others

The village of Cuxton is a predominantly white-British area but our school community is becoming increasingly diverse, therefore we will broaden our children’s understanding of different cultures, religions and backgrounds and to understand the benefits these bring. All children will learn how to work effectively with others, meaning they can communicate with the broad spectrum of people that they will meet in their lives, and they will be able to demonstrate empathy and understanding of others’ feelings.


Understanding the World

All children will be curious about, and inspired by, the incredible world around them and to be able to participate in global conversations. Children will be prepared with the knowledge and skills they need in order to be successful in the world of the future and also how people’s actions and achievements in the past impact on the current world.


Drawing all of this together, we have created a challenging, engaging and effectively sequenced curriculum that is accessible for all children.

Curriculum Implementation

Curriculum Impact

The impact of our curriculum can be seen in three main outcomes:

Standards - All children make progress at least in line with national expectations from their starting point, acquiring at least the expected knowledge and skills identified in the National Curriculum. Children are given the opportunity to work at greater depth in all key stages.

Independent/Resilient learners - Cuxton children are given the skills to know what to do when they are stuck in their learning. They know the best learning happens when they make mistakes.

Productive learners - Children understand the benefits of working productively, collectively and in harmony with each other and the wider community to achieve their own and shared goals.


All aspects of our curriculum are accessible to all children, irrespective of their ethnic background, gender, disability, religious or linguistic background. We strive hard to meet the needs of those pupils with special educational needs, those with disabilities, those who are more able, those with special gifts and talents and the children who are learning English as an additional language. We provide a rich, challenging curriculum, which stretches all of our children. Staff are aware of children who have exceptional talents and gifts and monitor or track their progress carefully to ensure their academic potential or talent is continually developed. For further details see our separate policies in our Policies Page.


If you would like more information about our curriculum, please contact Mr Bilton via the office email ( If your query is about a particular subject, please make this clear in your email as it may be the subject leader who is best placed to respond. Please also check out our growing bank of virtual parent workshops for more information about different subject areas (use the 'Parent Workshop' tab on the 'Curriculum' page)

The policy above provides a more in-depth explanation of our curriculum.

CARE Package

In keeping with our school values, we have created a CARE package of experiences that all children will have on their journey through our school. Cuxton’s Agreed Real-Life Enrichment Package will provide one experience each term which complements the learning taking place. The activities include a blend of local area visits, as well as experiences on offer from further afield. The package also includes inviting visitors into our school and running themed days, therefore providing a unique, learning-based series of 42 memorable and enriching activities during a child’s time at Cuxton.

Working in Partnership with The Primary First Trust 

The Primary First Trust has the following overarching educational concepts and all of the schools consider this when designing their own bespoke curriculum:





In doing so, our family of Primary First Schools nurture happy, confident and capable young people ready to play their full part in the world at large.

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