Part of the Learning in Harmony Trust

"In the Learning in Harmony Trust, we work in harmony to achieve excellence for all. We live and breathe our values and focus on doing things the right way, providing the perfect environment for all our children to flourish and succeed. And with a diverse range of schools in two contrasting locations, we offer a unique opportunity for professionals looking for a challenging and rewarding career in a supportive, creative and forward-thinking environment."
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Hartley Primary School

our Curriculum

Our curriculum vision is centred around ensuring all pupils achieve their very best and lays the foundations to prepare pupils for their role as lifelong learners and citizens of the future. It is built on a deep understanding of the children and the community we serve, and is structured to ensure that children leave our school with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for the next stage of their learning journey. 

Because of our drive to ensure all Hartley pupils have the chance to succeed regardless of their starting points, we’ve designed a curriculum that is:


Relevant - Subjects are taught in a way that relates to children’s lives and experiences both now and for the future. 

Balanced - Our curriculum promotes intellectual, moral, spiritual, creative, emotional and physical development as equally important to traditional, academic subjects.

Broad - Children experience a wide range of knowledge, understanding and skills across the full primary curriculum, with no subject being minimised.

Memorable – Rich opportunities, including educational visits, that lead to high quality learning, and wider personal development and well-being are mapped out alongside the big ideas or key concepts within each subject area.

At Hartley, our curriculum is drawn from: the National Curriculum; expertise within the school and from across the Learning in Harmony Trust; and high quality published programmes such as Maths No Problem. We teach some subjects in a blocked format to allow all children to gain a greater depth of understanding with a knowledge-rich focus. Other subjects are taught weekly so that children benefit from access to subject specialist teachers and equipment, as well as enabling children to better recall and build on their learning. All subjects are vertically structured to secure a clear focus on progression through the careful sequencing of knowledge and skills. This provides clarity around what ‘getting better’ at a subject actually means.

Select a subject from the menu below to find out more!





  • Art
  • Computing
  • DT
  • English
  • EYFS
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • PE
  • RE
  • Science
  • SEND