Scroll to content
School Logo

Cookham Rise Primary School

"We want all our children to SHINE"

What drives our curriculum?

You will find lots of information about our curriculum on the website. If you wish to ask any questions or find out more then please feel free to contact the school office who will put you in touch with the right person to talk to.




  • the extent to which our curriculum (through its design, structure and sequence) sets out the knowledge and skills that pupils will gain at each stage 

As a staff, we have spent a great deal of time developing a curriculum that is both relevant and exciting for the children, as well as being in line with the National Curriculum.

You will find lots of information about the curriculum on these web pages but please also feel free to contact the school should there be anything more you wish to know.




  • the way our curriculum is taught and assessed, in order to support pupils to build their knowledge and to apply that knowledge as skills

We have devised exciting themes and, where possible, teach subjects through these themes.


We have chosen three key drivers which are reflected within each of the topics that we cover:


Opportunities - this encompasses our desire to introduce the children to as many possibilities as possible. We will enhance this through inviting speakers into school, as well as going on school trips.


Community - we are at the heart of a lovely school community, but want the children to learn about and understand the wider communities they are part of, both in the UK and the wider global community. We believe we have a responsibility to help children understand and embrace diversity.


Creativity - we aim to be as creative as possible in how we teach our children, but also want to encourage their creativity across the curriculum. 


For how our drivers relate to our topics, please look at the topic webs saved in the website area for each class.


We aim for all of our pupils to access the curriculum and support children by scaffolding their learning as necessary. 



  • the outcomes that pupils achieve as a result of the education they've received - they should know more and be able to do more than when they started

We want children to leave Cookham Rise with a combination of skills and knowledge that will serve them well on the next steps of their journey. We recognise that this comes from a broad curriculum offering alongside the teaching of British Values and life skills as well as good physical and mental health.  



Our curriculum is designed to ensure that every child can experience, learn and achieve whatever their ability, age, disability, gender, race, religion or culture. Parents are encouraged to discuss any concerns they might have in relation to the above with their child’s class teacher in the first instance. Every effort will be made to adapt how we offer aspects of our curriculum if necessary. We are sensitive to children’s protected characteristics and also make every effort to ensure that all school resources reflect our commitment to equal opportunities for all.