Statement of Intent

Our aim is to provide our children with an engaging, exciting and empowering curriculum that equips them for today and tomorrow.

At Cottage Grove Primary School, the curriculum is designed to:

  • recognise children’s prior learning
  • provide first hand learning experiences
  • allow the children to develop interpersonal skills
  • build resilience
  • allow the children to become creative, critical thinkers.

Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our diverse school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values with a vision to prepare them for life beyond primary school. We constantly provide enrichment opportunities to engage learning. We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives, where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We use our Cottage Grove Values (Acceptance, Perseverance, Respect, Independence and Achievement) to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success.

Community involvement is an integral part of our curriculum, inviting families and visitors to facilitate learning new skills and sharing experiences such as assemblies, parent workshops and other curriculum events such as cultural diversity day.

Children leave Cottage Grove with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners with high aspirations for their future.

"Our curriculum is topic-led and follows the government's National Curriculum"

Subject Insights

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Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)



Outdoor Learning


Design Technology


Creative Arts