At St Andrew's C of E and Chedworth Pre-School, our vision is that every child should flourish. We aim to achieve our vision by ensuring pupils have the opportunity to: 

Learn through an inspiring curriculum.

  • Provide a broad and balanced education for all pupils that’s coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge for skills and future learning and employment
  • Enable pupils to develop knowledge, understand concepts and acquire skills, and be able to choose and apply these in relevant situations
  • Support pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
  • Develop language of all pupils in a challenging way, to give them a vocabulary for life.

 Learn to develop healthy lifestyles.

  • Support pupils’ physical development and responsibility for their own health, and enable them to be active and safe
  • Promote a positive attitude towards learning and failure 
  • Support pupils to make safe choices in the real and online world

 Learn to help one another shine.

  • Ensure equal access to learning for all pupils, with high expectations for every pupil and appropriate levels of challenge and support
  • Have a high academic/vocational/technical ambition for all pupils

 Learning to live as part of the community.

  • Equip pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life
  • Understand their importance in our local and global community 

 Learning to live out our Christian Values.

  • Challenge children’s critical thinking and understanding of values


St Andrew’s C of E and Chedworth Pre-school Curriculum

By pupils following the Early Years Framework and the National Curriculum, we aim for them to be achieving national standards by the end of each Key Stage which prepares them well for the next stage of their education. 

At St Andrew’s C of E Primary School, pupils are immersed in a curriculum that is ambitious, engaging and inspiring.  It is broad and balanced ensuring it provides deep and lasting knowledge alongside skills that promote rich learning across the whole school from Early Years to Year 6.  The ability to read fluently and effectively is an essential part of learning and an integral part of our curriculum offer.

We believe whole-heartedly that all children should be challenged to achieve their very best in their personal development no matter what their starting point.  We provide opportunities for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development through the curriculum.

As a Church of England Voluntary Aided school, we adhere to the school’s vision statement: ‘Every child knows they are loved by God and learns all they need to flourish and live their lives to the full’. 

Through this, our core Christian values of Truth, Respect and Forgiveness are promoted throughout school life including the curriculum.

 Our curriculum:

  • places knowledge at the heart of learning enabling pupils to know more and remember more
  • develops pupils’ skills in a wide range of subjects enabling them to do more
  • is designed in a coherent way, ensuring it builds year on year beginning with firm foundations laid in the Early Years on which pupils can build conceptual understanding and skills over time 
  • is ambitious for every pupil, regardless of their ability or background 
  • inspires pupils to foster curiosity and an enjoyment of learning 
  • motivates pupils to actively engage in the school and local community so they become mentally resilient, active members of the wider community, ready for the challenges of the 21st century
  • promotes experiential learning that fully utilises our unique local environment and beyond

Our curriculum has wide aspiration at its heart and is underpinned by three main drivers:

Sustainability: Empowering pupils to make a difference through environmental choices, learning about and recognising the impact of their actions and the effect this can have locally, nationally and globally.

Resilience: Providing opportunities for pupils to become resilient and independent learners, who can take risks and deal with different challenges across the curriculum and in their daily lives, by thinking positively and having the confidence to persevere.

Diversity: Engaging our pupils in engaging purposeful opportunities to learn about and celebrate the achievements and contributions that people from all faiths, races and genders have made, or are making, to our wonderfully diverse world.