Willowdown Primary



Every child at Willowdown deserves to learn in a way which ignites curiosity, builds knowledge and skills and leads to great mastery of every subject. This can only be done through a well-planned, carefully constructed programme of learning.

We inspire our children's learning through a creative curriculum, ensuring our pupils experience a wide breadth of study and have, by the end of each key stage, long-term memory of an ambitious body of procedural and semantic knowledge. Our progressive curriculum ensures that children have the requisite knowledge to proceed to their next year of study, including transition to secondary school.

Our curriculum is ambitious, meeting and often exceeding the national curriculum, for all and strives to address inclusion and disadvantage in its intent and implementation.

An inclusive curriculum

At Willowdown Primary, we value the abilities and achievements of ALL our children, and are committed to providing the best possible environment for learning for each child. We recognise that each child is an individual and we want each and every child to be the best that they can be: socially, emotionally and academically. We are proud of what we are able to offer. We recognise the entitlement of all pupils to a broad and balanced curriculum. Our Special Educational Needs policy acknowledges the need for teaching that is fully inclusive. We ensure that appropriate provision is made for all pupils with SEN. 

​We aim to:

  • provide adaptations to support all children to meet the outcomes of our curriculum
  • ensure the early identification of all children requiring SEN provision
  • ensure that parents of children with SEN are kept fully informed of their progress and attainment

Whilst many factors contribute to the range of difficulties experienced by some children, we believe that much can be done to overcome them by parents, teachers and children working together.

Our SEND report provides further information on how we comply with the Equality Act 2010 and Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 

Staff have developed a bespoke enhanced curriculum for Willowdown. Below you will find the long term overview for each year group. Please take a look at your child's class page to find out more about learning for that year group.

For more information about our curriculum, please speak to your child's class teacher or contact Joanna Lewis (Curriculum Lead) via the school office.