Bishop Chavasse Church of England Primary School

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Our curriculum at Bishop Chavasse School is designed to be broad, knowledge-rich and well sequenced, enabling every child to be inspired to fulfil their potential and achieve excellence. Child-specific scaffolding is put into place as necessary, from the very start, as they learn curiosity through discovery and play. 


Our Christian ethos at BCS is that each wonderfully created child needs firm foundations rooted in a loving Christian environment to acquire knowledge and grow. Every child is inspired to always give their best and fulfil their potential.  Happy children, with a growth mind-set, achieve excellence.


We are proud of our inclusive environment, where learners demonstrate high levels of enjoyment in their education and most make very good progress from their unique starting points. Children at all levels are helped to achieve their full potential through the provision of learning activities which provide opportunities for challenge, greater depth and mastery. Targeted learning development is timetabled to ensure that all children are enabled to embed skills, build on prior learning and make significant progress. 


Following school closures in 2020 and 2021, we are committed to continuing to plan and deliver a broad and balanced, knowledge rich curriculum this year, but one which also focuses on what is necessary to ensure:

  • Our pupils are safe and feel safe
  • Positive mental health and well being of our pupils is promoted and supported
  • Our pupils are engaged and motivated to learn
  • Any significant learning gaps are identified with specific learning sequences and catch up opportunities provided to address them
  • High expectations enable all children to reach their potential and beyond
  • Our curriculum content is prioritised and re-visited where necessary

We are currently updating our curriculum in school and on our website and when completed, you will be able to search our school’s curriculum:

  • using our whole school overview
  • by year group

  • by subject area


At Bishop Chavasse School, we value a knowledge rich curriculum underpinned within a carefully planned and sequenced framework to enable cumulative knowledge and effective learning. Our curriculum is rooted in a strong belief of equity for all pupils therefore our approach is successfully designed to be ambitious – ensuring also that pupils with SEND and those who are disadvantaged apply what they know and can do so with increasing fluency and therefore gain confidence in learning and thereby overcome any barriers to successful learning.  At Bishop Chavasse School, From their own unique starting points, children are inspired to fulfil their potential, achieving excellence together.  Our curriculum ensures excellent coverage of the National Curriculum (Years 1-6) and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We have fully embraced the higher expectations set out in both curricula and have devised our own units of work for each subject area, so that we can ensure a sound progression of learning. We also have a core team of specialist teachers who are passionate about their curriculum area. Our curriculum is broad and balanced and offers a wide range of curricular activities including visits out of school, speakers in school and themed days, these enhance learning and extend our pupils’ cultural capital, giving them real experiences upon which they can draw, in all areas of their learning and development.