Our intent is to inspire children to learn more about the world in which they live. We aim to equip them with the skills and subject knowledge that they need to care for themselves, each other and our global community and grow as citizens in our ever changing world.

At Rufforth Primary School, we have a curriculum which is accessible to all of our children and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more.


At Rufforth, the knowledge and content outlined in the National Curriculum Programmes of Study have been carefully mapped out to ensure full coverage by the time children reach the end of Year 6. Our medium term plans map the progression of skills in each subject area to ensure that we build upon the learning and skill development of the previous years. We have used the Rainbow Continuum skills progression document to design a curriculum that embeds transferable skills throughout, without weakening essential skills based learning.  The quality of our classroom environments serves to stimulate and engage higher order thinking.

Our school motto is Excellence in a family atmosphere. Through sympathetic, understanding and varied teaching methods, children at Rufforth have the opportunity to become inquisitive, independent and resilient lifelong learners who work hard and strive for excellence.


The impact of the school’s curriculum can be seen through the outcomes of all groups of pupils and the work they produce.

Lesson plans are based upon the teacher’s detailed knowledge of each child, striving to ensure that all tasks set are appropriate to each child’s level of ability. Day‐to‐day, on-going assessment is a crucial method of assessment which provides instant feedback to the teacher and ensures progress within every lesson.

At Rufforth Primary School, we expect that:

  • Children will be inspired to do their best, take care in all that they do and grow confidence in their own abilities so that their work across the curriculum is of high quality.
  • All children will make at least good progress from their individual starting points academically, emotionally, creatively, socially and physically.
  • Knowledge, understanding and skills will be secured and embedded so that children attain highly and are fully prepared for the next phase of their education.
  • Children have good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Children listen respectfully and with tolerance to the views of others.
  • Children demonstrate emotional resilience and the ability to persevere when they meet challenge.
  • Children with SEND achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Children demonstrate inclusive attitudes and have a sense of their role in wider society.

If you would like further information or have any specific questions regarding the curriculum at Rufforth, please contact the school office.


Curriculum overview

Long Term Plan

Enrichment Pledge