‘Trusting in God; Growing in Wisdom’


“We feel that the chemistry between our child and teacher is excellent.  Advances are being made in creating a bespoke and appropriate teaching/learning approach.” (Parent of a child in Y5.)

Our Curriculum Ethos


At Whitegate Cof E Primary, we teach our children a broad and balanced curriculum that provides breadth and depth within each subject and provides children with the opportunity to work at a 'Mastery' level in each subject.  We ensure that each child receives the education that will enable them to reach their God-given potential.

'The curriculum is broad and balanced and contributes to the good progress that pupils make.' (Ofsted, July 2019)

Our varied, bespoke, Christian based curriculum, inspires pupils' thirst for knowledge and promotes a love of life-long learning in a creative, challenging and safe environment.  At Whitegate School we aim to aid pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development as well as promoting British Values and encouraging pupils' aesthetic and creative interests. By doing so, we hope to produce well rounded, independent individuals ready for the next steps in their lives.


'The promotion of pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural education is strong. Pupils’ understanding of equality and diversity and fundamental British values is very well developed.' (Ofsted, July 2019.)


At Whitegate School, we are continually reviewing and improving the curriculum we offer.  We offer a rich and varied curriculum that is tailored to meet the needs of each individual child. Educational research, local knowledge and our own school context are all considered.  All children learn through themes, and information on these can be found in the class pages of the website. Within these themes we teach subject specific skills and knowledge and vocabulary and make as many cross-curricular links as possible.


Our curriculum content has been written using educational research into how children learn. As a result, the way we teach aims to maximise opportunities for our children to retain key knowledge for the longer term.  We use 'Knowledge Organisers' as one way to help the children to learn the essential knowledge they need for each topic they study.


'As the school grows, the curriculum is evolving and is currently being enhanced to link it more explicitly to the school’s Christian values and vision of developing wisdom. This enables pupils to develop their unique skills and talents and to have aspirations for the future.' (SIAMS, July 2019.)


Each term the children will engage with:

  • One Wise Thought;
  • One Unselfish Act;
  • One Moment to Shine;
  • One Great Adventure, and
  • One Big Problem

We will also look at a 'courageous advocate' each term.  A courageous advocate is someone who supports, champions and speaks up for a cause that is important and meaningful to them.  By exposing the children to such people, it is hoped that they will be inspired to become agents of change themselves.  This work feeds into our 'One Unselfish Act'.  Please see the document below for more information.

Our school has an open door policy and we will gladly meet with any parents who wish to know more about the curriculum we teach or how they can best enhance their child's own learning.





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