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“Christ at the Centre”

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A Curriculum for

St Peter's Catholic Primary School, Winchester


‘Jesus came so that they could have life and have it to the full.’ John 10:10


At St Peter’s we are committed to providing a high-quality education to all.  The school is a place where children learn and grow in a happy, secure and nurturing environment with Christ at its centre.  Through our broad and balanced curriculum, we strive for children to be:


  • excited by learning
  • developing curiosity
  • learning respect for the world around them, for others and themselves.


Rich learning opportunities both within the classroom and in the locality beyond it, ensure our curriculum focuses on developing the whole being so that children are prepared for their life ahead. 


‘Education is not just about information but also formation.’

 - Mona Siddiqui


Development of an understanding of individual responsibility is an essential element of our curriculum.  Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning in lessons and for their actions at all times.  Our behaviour code promotes responsibility for all for ensuring everyone is safe, respected and able to learn.  This is further developed through the involvement of pupils in the running of the school.


We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors affecting achievement, including ability, emotional state, age and maturity. We believe all children can achieve and understand that children need to practise, embed and apply their knowledge, skills and understanding to secure learning. At St Peter's all class teachers are responsible, with support from the SENDCo, for providing a curriculum that is suitable for all pupils in the class, including those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND).  We have high expectations for all pupils and are committed to providing an inclusive learning environment for all pupils.


‘Assessment is, indeed, the bridge between teaching and learning.’ - Dylan Wiliam


At St Peter’s we believe that providing regular, specific and meaningful feedback to pupils is an essential element of effective learning. We recognise that it supports pupil progress, builds learning, addresses misunderstandings, and thereby closes the gap between where a pupil is and where the teacher wants them to be. Our assessment policy highlights the various ways in which we assess children’s learning, both formatively (on a daily basis) and summatively (end of a unit of study or tests).  We ensure that the children are regularly assessed against the relevant frameworks across the breadth of the curriculum. 


Please check our curriculum overviews for each year group (see below) as well as our subject pages for more detailed curriculum information for specific year groups and subjects


To find out more about our curriculum at St Peter's, please see the Curriculum Statement page below. If you have any questions about our school curriculum, please contact the Headteacher who will be happy to help you.