Athersley North Primary School

Curriculum Offer

Our Offer

At Athersley North Primary School we want our children to be confident individuals and begin a lifelong love of learning. 

Our curriculum allows children to gain the basic skills, knowledge and understanding, as they start out their educational journey supporting them to progress from their individual starting points and preparing them for the next stage of their education. 

Through carefully planned provision, we offer language rich opportunities to ensure children can communicate confidently, accurately and fluently. It is our intent that all children develop physically, verbally, cognitively and emotionally in an environment which values cultures, communities and people. 

We work in close partnership with parents and carers to encourage, happy, independent learners who thrive in school with high aspirations to reach their full potential. We develop a strong sense of belonging within our school and local community. 

Our School Curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that we plan for our pupils, we follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (FS1 and FS2) and the National Curriculum from Years 1 to 6.

As with the Early Years Curriculum, we understand that our children need to develop the skills to be good learners, our curriculum is designed to ensure that this happens.   

We strive to meet every child’s next steps in learning; for our children with SEND (Special Educational Needs or Disabilities) our curriculum provision may require a greater degree of personalisation. For further information regarding how the school is complying with its duties in the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 to make the curriculum accessible to pupils with SEND, please click the following links.

Equality Information and Objectives

Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

The school follows the objectives of the National Curriculum. 

If you would like to find out more, please contact the school office on 01226 288674 to arrange an appointment.

Athersley North Primary Curriculum Intent

At Athersley North Primary School, we have high expectations of our pupils and nurture academic success alongside creativity and imagination throughout the school curriculum. We help learners to secure the knowledge, skills and personal qualities they will need for future success. 

At Athersley North Primary School, we are working hard to ensure we equip pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.

Athersley North Primary School is built on and driven by 5 core values, our 5 ‘Rs’, which develop personal qualities that pupils will need for future success. All stakeholders are committed to enabling all of our learners to become Responsible, develop Resilience, take appropriate Risks and innovate, form effective Relationships and advance with key Reasoning skills.


Pupils have the responsibility to be honest, have respect for others and their environment, be fair, try hard and take accountability for their actions.

Risk Taking

Pupils will show courage in order to achieve their goals


Pupils think in a logical and sensible way to verbalise the 'why' and the 'how' in any given situation and vocalise their opinions in a democratic way.


Pupils are empathetic towards others and have the opportunity to share and support one another’s learning.


Pupils know how to overcome barriers or setbacks and are aware of their emotional reaction to situations.

We are committed to equality and endeavour to ensure that every pupil fulfils their potential regardless of background or personal circumstance.  We ensure that our provision is fully inclusive in meeting the needs of all pupils, particularly those that arise from their ethnic heritage, social and economic background, gender, ability or disability.

We believe that childhood should be a happy and enquiring time in our lives where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge.

Year Group Curriculum Content