Our Curriculum – broad and balanced

Our vision is to support every child to flourish into compassionate, confident and resilient young people who have a delight in learning and do so in the love of God.


Our Curriculum has been designed to ensure each and every child can ‘ live life in all its fullness’ by offering meaningful learning experiences with Christian values at its heart.

It is bespoke to the needs of the children at Sutton CE, not only by focusing on appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum, but by modelling the virtues given to us by Christ and by developing individual and collaborative learning experiences, a positive growth mind set, a sense of responsibility and challenges that take them beyond the classroom.

We are a small rural school with a constantly evolving curriculum which responds to the needs of learners and their interests by enhancing learning experiences and raising awareness from the local area to national and global arenas. Thus, we will develop outward looking children who are able to engage in learning about themselves, have an understanding of the wider world and how they fit into it.

Ultimately our curriculum is intended to:

  • Develop our mind and our body : What we learn
  • Develop our hearts, character, soul and spirit : Who we are
  • Develop our actions and attitudes: How we live and learn
  • Develop our moral compass: Where we fit in the world.


Through quality teaching of knowledge, skills and vocabulary across core and foundation subjects, all children will be supported and challenged to be inquisitive, compassionate, courageous and creative learners. They will have enriched opportunities to influence their own learning through age appropriate and progressive themes and topics. Effective learning characteristics including being motivated, reflective, resilient and imaginative will drive teaching and learning.


Our children will make expected or greater than expected progress in line with their personal abilities, skills and knowledge. The children show delight when learning and in coming to school. Children leave Sutton CE with respect, ambition, a continued curiosity, a thirst for knowledge and life with all it has to offer. Children demonstrate ‘Flourishing Together’ and our Christian Values in learning and behaviour in and around school. They make the right choices for their learning and for their safety. Children know how to make positive contributions to their local, national and global communities, being more spirituality and culturally responsible and aware; to endeavour to be the best they can be. Thus enabling them to be ready for the next stage in their education and life.

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Sutton CE Curriculum Statement Overview