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Great Kimble

Church Of England School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Curriculum Statement 2018-19


Our school welcomes all children into a caring, Christian community where each child matters, and is valued for their individuality. We embrace children from all cultures and faiths, and those with no religious beliefs. We foster kindness, empathy for others, tolerance, a clear understanding of right and wrong whilst together sharing the joy of learning.


Our curriculum is underpinned by the National Curriculum. Staff and Governors at Great Kimble School are passionately committed to sharing the joy of learning and ensuring that all children have a wonderful start to their school life. The school motto Love, Learn, Live was chosen by the children and we hope encompasses this aim. The school judges its curriculum to be outstanding, as it takes into account what the children would like to learn. A variety of methods are used to ensure the curriculum is imaginative, including special weeks, visits and visitors. Integrated into our children's learning is the development and use of all aspects of a growth mindset. This enables our children to be determined and resilient learners and to have high motivation to continue even when learning is challenging. We strongly believe that our exciting curriculum leads to high academic achievements as well as excellent behaviour, attendance and attitudes to learning. There is more subject-specific information through the links below.


School values

The values that underpin all we do were chosen by the children, staff and governors and are explored through our daily collective worship, RE and PSHE. These are:


  • Respect
  • Thankfulness
  • Endurance
  • Forgiveness
  • Love
  • Hope


 Additionally staff and governors have agreed specific curriculum drivers:

  • To extend the world of possibilities for our pupils, widening their horizons and encouraging them to achieve the very best they can be, academically, socially and spiritually;
  • To develop in our pupils understanding and respect for fellow pupils, their situations and abilities, whilst developing a positive sense of well- being which will enable them to contribute to society whilst meeting the demands of everyday life;
  • To develop in pupils a sense of community where they feel valued and secure, not only in their school community and village community but developing a sense of their belonging to the wider world community too.


We believe that our rigorous, well planned curriculum, delivered by dedicated and excellent staff, enables our pupils to be well rounded, empathetic young people who understand the importance of making the right choice.


Religious Education is delivered through the Oxford Diocesan Scheme.


The curriculum at Great Kimble Church of England Primary School aims to enable children to:

  • Apply themselves to a variety of tasks and physical skills
  • Acquire knowledge, skills and attitude relevant to their future lives in a fast changing world
  • Develop growing respect for religious and moral values and an understanding of other races, religions and ways of life
  • Develop spiritually, demonstrating an ability to appreciate and reflect on the beauty and wonder of the created world.
  • Learn to display respect and courtesy for each other and the wider community, whilst upholding British Values
  • Appreciate past and present human achievements and aspirations
  • Develop self-confidence in order to reach their full potential in all areas of life.
  • Apply themselves to a variety of tasks and physical skills, including regular Physical Education (PE) activities
  • Use the local environment and community
  • Support children in developing skills of perseverance, resilience and tolerance and use these to observe, question and think.
Ofsted outstanding since 2011 SIAMS outstanding since 2016


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