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Government Documents - The National Curriculum

The  National Curriculum was first established in 1989 to ensure the same subject content and attainment targets were expected across the country. From September 2013 new programmes of study were published which must be being taught by September 2014.


The National Curriculum must be taught be all maintained schools in England and provides statutory programmes of study and attainment targets. The programmes of study are for all subject areas. It provides a statutory framework of what subjects and content are taught and at what age. It also outline attainment targets which are standards children should reach in each subject.


The National Curriculum covers learning for all children aged 5-16 in state schools, and sets out:

  • which subjects should be taught
  • the knowledge, skills and understanding your child should achieve in each subject (according to your child’s age)
  • targets - (attainment targets) so teachers can measure how well your child is doing in each subject


Please open the documents below to view the programmes of study we follow.


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