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Our Lady and St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School Part of the Stella Maris Catholic Federation

Our Curriculum Intent

Our Lady & St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School

Curriculum Intent


At Our Lady & St Patrick’s, we recognise that we are building the foundations for life-long learning with Christ at the centre. We want to capture and nurture a love of learning that our pupils will carry with them as they grow.


We therefore strongly believe that learning should be memorable, hands on, active and challenging. Our curriculum is carefully planned to ensure that all our pupils are encouraged to reach their full potential.


In order to achieve this the Governors, Headteacher and Staff recognise the need to constantly review our practice, to ensure our goals are being achieved.


Principles and Purpose


Our curriculum will:

  • Develop skills, knowledge and understanding to enable children to think and act spiritually and morally, and to allow them to engage in the culture in which they live and to understand and appreciate the cultures of others.
  • Provide a rich, engaging and memorable programme of study, which is tailored to the needs of our pupils and one which overcomes potential barriers to learning that we as a school identify.
  • Develop pupils’ subject specific knowledge, understanding and skills to inspire a love of learning aligned with national intent, so that pupils can reach and exceed their potential to directly impact their life chances and own future aspirations.
  • Develop the behaviours that pupils will need to succeed in the world and which create confident and successful lifelong learners.
  • Inspire pupils to learn with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.


Entitlement and enrichment


We promise, that by the time you leave Our Lady & St Patrick’s School, you will have had the opportunity to:

  • Be involved in daily acts of worship
  • Experience and lead liturgy
  • Make a positive contribution to the school, local and wider community
  • Have weekly music lessons taught by a specialist teacher
  • Participate in memorable, real life, learning experiences
  • Actively engage in learning outside the classroom
  • Learn a new language, taught by a specialist
  • Learn to play a musical instrument
  • Take part in high quality PE lessons, taught by professional sports coaches
  • Go to a museum or place of interest outside of London
  • Sleep at least one night away from school with your class
  • Sing in a concert
  • Join the choir
  • Represent your school in a sporting event
  • Compete in sporting competitions
  • Learn to swim
  • Hold a position of responsibility within school
  • Have your voice listened to and influence decision making
  • Take part in a celebration for another faith/culture from your own
  • Join a School Club
  • Have a real-life theatre experience
  • Enter a school-based competition
  • Had a piece of your artwork displayed for all to see
  • Be an ambassador for your school
  • Work alongside an expert
  • Participate in curriculum enhancement weeks