Primrose Vale, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, WF11 9BT

01977 677494


St. Botolph’s CE Academy

In God’s hands, we love, learn and grow


Curriculum Vision

Our vision is to provide an inclusive, balanced, creative curriculum, where Christian values and an understanding of life in modern Britain, underpin all learning. Learning will be purposeful and Literacy and Numeracy will be the backbone to pupils’ success. Quality first teaching will enable pupils to flourish, discover their unique talents and strive for excellence at each stage of their education. All pupils will be treated equally, fairly and with dignity and mutual respect and learning will be differentiated to take account of their wide and varied needs.

Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum is driven by the need to prepare our pupils with the appropriate skills for lifelong learning.  At St Botolph’s, we offer a rich and vibrant curriculum which is ambitious for all learners, regardless of background or barriers they may face.  Through our curriculum, we develop the essential knowledge, skills and understanding which are the building blocks to success.  Our curriculum encompasses not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but goes beyond the experiences of the classroom to ensure that our children are exposed to the richest and most varied cultural opportunities that we can provide.  The curriculum is underpinned by our commitment to a holistic, Christian values based education and, through this, we provide learning experiences which promote confident, self-motivated pupils and enable them to discover and nurture their individual talents.

We particularly aim to:

  • develop the qualities of mind, body, spirit and to recognise and accept this in others.
  • nurture the spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects of their development and inspire a sense of awe and wonder in the world around them.
  • explore Christian values and spirituality through links to the parish, local and wider community.
  • inspire and develop a love of learning and love of life.
  • set high expectations, encourage aspiration and enable pupils to persevere and achieve their goals.
  • encourage positive friendships, self-confidence and resilience in all areas of academy life which will prepare each pupil well for life in modern Britain.