Curriculum Statement 2020/21

The new National Curriculum came in to effect from September 2014. This consists of ten subjects; three core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science, plus seven foundation subjects, being Design and Technology, Computing, Music, History, Art, Geography and PE. Religious Education is taught according to the Locally Agreed Syllabus for the Diocese of Gloucester, Citizenship Personal Social Health Education (CPSHE) are also taught even though this is not part of the National Curriculum. French is taught to all pupils as a Modern Foreign Language.

The National Curriculum document states:


“Every state-funded school must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based1 and which:

  • promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and
  • prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. “


At this school we have for many years used a topic approach to teaching with a two year programme in the Cygnet class and a four year programme in the Swan class.  Our topics are similar in both the Cygnets and Swans to ensure a whole school approach in learning and progression is support throughout the childrens time at Southrop. 

As a school, we value the support of parents in their children’s learning and detailed target sheets for each year group can be found on this website for Reading, Writing and Maths. Curriculum information is included in the newsletter each term, detailing for parents the topics covered each term.