Knayton C of E Primary Academy

Proud to be part of Elevate Multi Academy Trust

Stockton Road, Knayton, Thirsk, YO7 4AN

01845 537291

Executive Headteacher: Mrs A Clay

 Curriculum Overview 

The curriculum at Knayton is inspiring, challenging and relevant to our pupils.  We have given careful consideration to our children;

their experiences and needs and developed a bespoke curriculum model that caters for them specifically. 

Our Golden Threads of nurturing relationships, challenging curriculum and inspirational approaches are embedded

throughout our Curriculum.


 Our curriculum intent is to:

  • Ensure that all children feel safe, happy and valued as individuals and embed values of courage, compassion and respect
  • Have the highest expectations for what all children can achieve regardless of background or starting points
  • Be child-led, engaging and innovative through a creative and ambitious approach
  • For children to confidently challenge and confront injustice and inequality as articulate advocates of change
  • Immerse our children in outdoor learning and use forest schools principles
  • Ensure children receive valuable support at home through excellent parent partnerships
  • Have an emphasis on knowledge, skills and vocabulary acquisition
  • Teaching is carefully structured to enable pupils to remember what they have been taught
  • Ensure community links are central to ensuring our children have a broad understanding of the local world around them
  • Have opportunities to explore and appreciate different cultures and beliefs through global learning experiences




The impact of our curriculum approach is that it truly inspires learners, igniting a learning passion and developing ‘learning for life’. English and Maths are taught as discrete sessions in the morning. Teachers ensure a clear progression for all subjects and have high expectations for children’s achievements in every subject. Knowledge organisers are used for science and foundation subjects to ensure children remember what is taught long term.

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Our 'Opportunities Pledge' ensures opportunities are planned sequentially and link to the curriculum: