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Barnby Road Academy

‘Where everyone is able to achieve their best’


We are currently reviewing our curriculum and will be updating our website with our development shortly.

The Curriculum at Barnby Road

Our aim is to make Barnby Road’s curriculum as exciting, engaging, relevant and creative as we possibly can. At Barnby Road we want to ensure that all learning is given a context and that the children influence the content that is taught. We aim to teach through a cross curricular topic approach. This means the children can access a variety of learning opportunities that cover the National Curriculum subjects but are linked to one main topic. Some subjects may still be taught separately depending on their relevance to the topic.


We aim for our topics to:

  • Generate interest, curiosity and a thirst for learning
  • Foster a love of literature through our book/author based topics
  • Include real-life, practical and outdoor learning experiences
  • Promote children’s independence and ability to take ownership of their learning
  • Actively encourage healthy lifestyles, fitness, exercise and choices


Daily Maths lessons are based upon the mastery philosophy. This is an evidence-based approach to teaching maths that develops children’s mathematical fluency without resorting to rote learning. This enables pupils to develop a deep, long-term and adaptable understanding of maths at a slower pace which results in greater progress.


Daily English is taught through the Read, Write, Inc. Phonics programme in Reception to Year 2. More information about the phonics programme can be found in the English subject area. Children in Year 2 to Year 6 follow the Language Literacy programme. This is a complete literacy programme for fluent readers which teaches children to read, write and discuss texts with maturity.


Please follow the links below to find out more about the learning in each year group or subject across the school. Should you have any queries about the curriculum at Barnby Road please contact Anna Woolridge, Head of Lower School, or Dave Webster, Head of Upper School, via the school office.