St Mary's Catholic

Voluntary Academy

Part of the St Therese of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust


At Saint Mary’s we aim to provide our children with a curriculum which is:-

  • Ambitious for all
  • Reactive to pupils needs/interests 
  • Reactive to the world
  • Always purposeful and managed
  • Learning Focused
  • Challenging


We teach the National Curriculum which includes English, Maths, Science, Computing, Design Technology, History, Geography, Music, Physical Education, Art, Religious Education, Personal, Social and Health Education and a Modern Foreign Language.


Wherever possible, most of these subjects are taught in an integrated way through themes which are relevant to children’s experiences and reactive to the world around us.  Each term the children will work on a project to answer an 'essential question', at the end of each term the children have the opportunity to showcase their learning through an exhibition.   


Our Reception children follow The Foundation Stage curriculum which covers Personal, social and emotional development, Communication, language and literacy, Mathematical development, Knowledge and understanding of the world, Physical development and Creative development. These areas then feed in to the first level of the National Curriculum.


Through our teaching we want our children to become independent thinkers who take responsibility for their own learning and ask thoughtful questions.

Curriculum Overview