Our curriculum intent

Otterburn Primary School is a small village school, our bespoke curriculum is broad and balanced, taking into account our school’s unique characteristics. Our school values of ‘Aim high, achieve your full potential’ underpin our curriculum and all we do at Otterburn Primary. The curriculum is designed to recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.

Due to the small numbers on role, we are able to recognise every pupil as a unique individual.  We constantly provide a wide range of enrichment opportunities to engage learning and believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and an enquiring time in our lives where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge.

Our curriculum embraces the rurality and community in which it is situated, recognising local history, heritage, geographical and business links and most importantly, the aspirations of all our children to beyond the local community into the wider world.

Community involvement is an essential part of our curriculum as we celebrate local traditions, learning new skills to enable the children to take an active role in events throughout the year.

Children leave the school with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.

The full curriculum offered at our school is designed to ensure our learners develop a wide range of knowledge, understanding and skills, enabling them to become confident, numerate, literate and technologically aware individuals as well as developing them socially, culturally, morally and spiritually.