Headteacher's Welcome


No child left behind; no child held back


Here at Finstock Church of England Primary School we’re incredibly proud of our curriculum;

“Our curriculum is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning. We are truly inclusive; children are grouped in fluid and flexible progress groups to ensure no child is left behind and no child is held back. We believe that all children are entitled to the arts and the outdoors. Oracy wraps around our knowledge - rich curriculum; we explicitly teach the physical, linguistic, cognitive, social and emotional strands throughout our curriculum. We believe that children deserve and education rich in wonder and memorable experience. Where creativity and curiosity flourish, alongside the purposeful acquisition of knowledge and skills. We believe this helps children become well rounded, happy individuals, ready to succeed in an ever-changing world.”

Our mission is to teach every child to read – and keep them reading. Reading changes everything.

We use Read Write Inc as our phonics and reading programmes.

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

Other subjects are taught through our Cornerstones Curriculum.

Engage - Our projects are launched with a memorable experience to engage the children. During the engage stage of the curriculum children are encouraged to be adventurous, curious and excited.

Develop – Children develop their knowledge and understanding in the develop stage of the curriculum. Children are encouraged to be industrious, purposeful and resilient.

Innovate – Children apply their knowledge and understanding in the innovate stage of the curriculum. Children are encouraged to be imaginative, inventive and resourceful.

Express – Families are invited to an express session to share the learning from the project. Children are encouraged to be confident, articulate and reflective.


We would love for you to see our school in action, please call the office to organise a visit to our wonderful school.

Best Wishes

Miss L Dixon