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Fairisle Junior School

FairisleJunior SchoolSouthampton

Kids Zone


We have spent a considerable time rewriting the school curriculum in order to meet the needs of the learners within our community. This is in line with the Government’s frame work for early years and the national curriculum in England:

Information for parents: 2017 National Curriculum assessment results KS2

The National Curriculum in England

Our curriculum aims to deepen children’s learning across a broad and balanced range of learning opportunities. Creativity and a focus on final products and outcomes is an important part of our curriculum design.

We aim to inspire our children to be ‘thirsty learners’ by ensuring that our curriculum:

  • Meets statutory requirements
  • Is broad and balanced
  • Offers first-hand experiences
  • Has clear skills progressions
  • Allows pupils to apply these skills
  • Fosters pride in our school, community and city
  • Promotes health and well-being
  • Promotes the British values
  • Is motivating and engaging for our child

We share high expectations of all stakeholders and ‘expect success’ in all areas of the curriculum.

“Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding is developed well, along with their understanding of life in modern Britain.”

“All pupils are treated equally and the school curriculum includes British values as common themes running through each year group.”

“A recent review of the curriculum has led to many changes being made to encompass the new National Curriculum. A consultant is working with the school to develop deep and meaningful activities, often around high-quality books. The curriculum is engaging. Pupils enjoy learning in this more creative way and make better progress than was previously the case, particularly in writing. The school employs sports coaches who develop pupils’ PE skills effectively. All pupils in Year 4 learn one of six instruments, and the uptake of this beyond Year 4 has increased this year, making learning in music a strength of the school.”

(Ofsted – November 2015)