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Our Curriculum

Our over-arching philosophy underpinning our school curriculum is:

‘Knowledge is Power’


HWP Curriculum Statement
At HWP we Believe, Belong, Achieve by encouraging a love of learning through rich experiences, fostering curiosity and deepening knowledge through an enrichment-based curriculum based on a cognitive science pedagogical approach.





At Henry Whipple, we provide teaching based on cognitive science principles. We structure our core year-group learning through an approach that encourages children to become investigative, curious and analytical by making connections and links across subjects whilst being deep rooted to our vision of 'Believe, Belong, Achieve' for all pupils.


We deliver for our pupils a rich and in-depth coverage of  ‘knowledge teaching’ by providing carefully planned opportunities to investigate and become curious about the world and its people through knowledge teaching about specific themes and teaching topics which build upon previous learning across school.


The needs of the children and the community are at the centre of the curriculum to ensure it is relevant and purposeful. Long-term memory of knowledge is at the heart of our approach, encompassing question based learning which is engaging, inspiring and challenging for all. Through carefully planned enrichments and our dedicated ‘Learning Away’ programme, we ensure there is measurable impact on children’s outcomes, including their behaviour, safety and SMSC development.


Developing positive attitudes and learning behaviours is integral to our approach. This encompasses promoting the key skills of communication, problem solving, team work, reflection & review, participating effectively, investigating, self-managing & independence.


If you have any questions about our curriculum please make an appointment to see our Headteacher

Mrs Burgess by speaking our school office.


You can also follow this link: where you can find detailed information on each subject area and programme of study from the government.


Please click on the links below to see our curriculum plans and learn more about the curriculum we follow

  • The content of our school curriculum for each year group
  • The content for every subject 
  • Progression of knowledge and vocabulary