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At Marfleet we want to give all our children the best start in life academically and as citizens. Above all, we want them to be highly literate, able to access all the learning necessary to prepare them for a complex, changing, technological and competitive world.

We want all our students to be ambitious for themselves and about their futures. We will provide the pathways and support for them to realise their ambitions.

Statutory Curriculum

Alongside our statutory core subjects of Reading, Writing, Maths and Science, as laid out in the National Curriculum, our wider curriculum includes:

  • History
  • Geography
  • RE
  • MFL (French)
  • Art
  • Design and Technology
  • Roots (Healthy Minds and Bodies)/PHSCE (Personal, Health, Social, Citizenship, Emotional)
  • Computing
  • Music
  • PE, including swimming

Some of these subjects are delivered by specialist staff.


At our school we recognise children’s individual learning needs. We strive to create an environment and opportunities that enable all children to achieve success. For some, this might involve personalised support, small group work or parents and staff working in partnership with our SEND team.


At Marfleet we want to ensure all learners, receive the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. Our curriculum extends beyond the academic, technical or vocational. It provides for our wonderful children broader development, enabling them to develop and discover their interests and talents. We want our children to leave us well rounded, respectable and ready for the world!

  • It is much more than a ‘curriculum’ it is what we believe in as a school
  • It has been built with every single Marfleet child in mind
  • Its focus is on developing the ‘Whole child’ not just their academic ability 



The Marfleet Learning Goal (MLG)

  • To meet MLG in each year group (1-6) children need to meet ARE in all areas of the curriculum.



Creative curriculum

All creative curriculum subjects are carefully planned for by teachers and managed by the school’s ‘Creative curriculum’ manager. It is carefully mapped out from EYFS to Year 6 ensuring there is a clear focus on both skills and knowledge progression as well as a focus on developing subject specific vocabulary. Every two weeks children in each key stage will focus on one main driver taken from the ‘Creative Curriculum.’ Each key stage will focus on skills and knowledge progression within the same subject area across the 2 week period – this is to ensure there is a clear development of skills and knowledge throughout the year groups. The ‘Driver’ based subject content ensures the curriculum is delivered in a way that allows children to transfer key knowledge to long-term memory. The knowledge and skills based medium term planning ensure that the curriculum is sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before and can work towards clearly defined end points.

Skill and knowledge progression:

Art skill progression and knowledge progression

Computing skill progression and knowledge progression

DT skill progression and knowledge progression

Geography skill progression and knowledge progression

History skill progression and knowledge progression

MFL skill progression and knowledge progression

Music skill progression and knowledge progression

PE skill progression and knowledge progression

RE skill progression and knowledge progression

Science skill progression and knowledge progression

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