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Our Vision for the Barry Curriculum

“Together we care, learn and grow”

Our school ethos of CARE is at the heart of everything we do and it sits centre-point of our motto.

At Barry Primary, we pride ourselves in offering an education that goes beyond the National Curriculum core skills and knowledge. It is of course essential that our children develop these core academic skills to prepare them for each stage of their education. It is equally important that our children develop as well-rounded young people prepared for life beyond school. We have high aspirations for our children and have designed a curriculum that looks at education in a broader sense. Our personalised school curriculum is built on 3 key strands, with four key drivers weaving throughout linked to our logo and motto

Our four key drivers

• Together: representing diversity within our curriculum in our strong multicultural community. In all curriculum subjects, diversity will be included and celebrated.

• We: inclusively ensure that all children receive the entitlement to progress. In all curriculum areas, we want every child to have inclusive opportunities.

• Learn: all children should learn the skills they will need to prepare them for a future world of study/work. Our curriculum strands are designed to equip children for their future.

• Grow: personal independence to enable our children to be prepared for life beyond school and to have the resilience and confidence to overcome barriers to be successful.

Our three strands

These are the building blocks of the curriculum provisions at Barry Primary School.

Skills & Knowledge

Our 'Skills & Knowledge' curriculum ensures that our children have full access to the National Curriculum programme of study to develop academically across all core and foundation subjects.  In each subject the skills and knowledge are taught progressively, building on prior understanding from year to year.  Topic based learning links the curriculum subjects together, providing a real-life context to support learning and the pursuit of academic excellence.


Children learn through experiences.  In the pursuit of academic excellence, it is important not to lose sight of allowing children to be children!  Our 'Experiences' curriculum develops our children through offering a range of experiences that enriches their learning in a broader sense.  It focuses on enrichment, enjoyment, creativity, social-skills, emotional development and providing children with opportunities to experience the "new' and 'inspiring'.


At Barry Primary School we want all children to have the same high aspirations for their future as we do.  Our 'Apprenticeship' curriculum looks to develop the skills needed in life to be successful young people in future employment.  Covering everything from good manners to good first impressions, the ability to work in a team to voting democratically, it also gives children access to guest speakers sharing what it is like to work in different sectors to inspire and promote aspiration.

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