Abbeymead Primary School

The Abbeymead Ready for Life Curriculum



At Abbeymead, our curriculum is focused upon preparing our pupils to be ‘Ready for Life’. Our aim is to ensure that children leave us with the knowledge and skills, self-confidence and resilience to be happy and successful as they move on through education and into the workplace and society. We work to instill what we hope will be a life-long love of learning in all of our pupils.

Our curriculum is designed to provide a rich and deep education that specifically meets the needs of the pupils, and allows each and every one to achieve their potential. We ensure high quality learning and outcomes, the development of critical thinking skills, and the effective teaching of essential knowledge, skills and understanding; the building blocks for later life. 

Our co-curriculum, The’ Ready for Life’ Award Scheme goes beyond the requirements of the National Curriculum in providing experiences outside of the classroom that further support our pupils in becoming responsible, balanced and well-informed members of society. We are grateful to our parent community for their cooperation in implementing the scheme.

Our commitment to the development of wellbeing, strong personal values, self -awareness, and emotional resilience is reflected through discrete teaching and learning opportunities across the curriculum, and through the ongoing delivery of the core and foundation subjects.

The aims of our curriculum are:

  • To provide an engaging curriculum that is underpinned by the teaching of core skills and knowledge to ensure that our pupils become confident and effective speakers, readers, writers and mathematicians.
  • To teach using a cross-curricular topic approach whilst ensuring that the integrity of each subject is preserved and celebrated. We want our children to believe that they can become scientists, artists, historians or engineers.
  • To fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum by ensuring broad, balanced and differentiated provision and the progressive development of concepts, knowledge and skills; and for the children to develop a love for every subject.
  • To engender a notion of aspiration in our children by enabling them to be ready for the next steps in their education and to begin to create a vision for their future learning and life.
  • To develop our pupils into empathetic, responsible members of society, who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and wider society.
  • To celebrate with our pupils the history, diversity and cultural wealth of the school’s wider community while also supporting our children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development in order to ensure they are well prepared for life in modern Britain.

We pride ourselves in being an aspirational and reflective school; we continually strive to improve our teaching and learning in light of the latest research and as the result of ongoing monitoring, evaluation and review. Curriculum documents on our website are updated on an ongoing basis but might not always reflect the very latest changes to provision. Please contact the school if you would like to discuss our most recent work in terms of curriculum development.

Further information on curriculum subjects - please click on the subjects below for further information



Geography Music
Writing History PE
Maths RE Computing
Science DT Relationships, Sex and Health Education
SMSC (health) Art MFL - Spanish


2022 - 2023 Curriculum Overview - update Sept 22

If you would like to find out more information about our school curriculum please contact

Mead Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 5YS

Tel: 01452371710