At Lightcliffe, we believe that education is the development of skills, knowledge and understanding that children need in order to become effective lifelong learners.  Our drive is to foster a joy of learning through a broad and balanced curriculum, so that children become creative, curious and responsible citizens.

We have designed our curriculum to nurture a passion for learning and to inspire pupil engagement.  We achieve this by meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum, through the teaching of knowledge, concepts, skills and values within the context of a vast range of activities and experiences.  We seek to provide enrichment of our curriculum through visits, visitors, experiences, themed weeks/days and enrichment afternoons.

Every child is unique and we feel that it is important that we recognise, welcome and celebrate the differences within our school community, whilst coming together to develop each child's ability whatever their starting point.

Overarching all of this is our commitment to Christian Values in a happy, caring environment.  These values are common to all faiths, reflecting the positive attitude to learning and responsibility for learning, which gives all the opportunity to succeed.


The intention for our curriculum is to provide a broad and balanced education for all our pupils that is coherently planned and sequenced towards developing sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning and for life.

Our curriculum has been developed in line with The National Curriculum 2014 and has been designed to enable pupils to acquire knowledge, understand concepts and develop skills, and be able to choose and apply these to relevant situations.  The National Curriculum and RE curriculum forms just part of the learning that takes place at Lightcliffe.  Our commitment to PSHE, Christian and British Values supports pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, equipping them with the cultural and environmental knowledge and awareness they need to succeed both in and out of school, as well as supporting their mental and physical development and encouraging responsibility for their own activity and health.

Through The Early Years Framework 2014, we fully promote the learning and development of our youngest children to ensure they are ready for Key Stage 1 and the National Curriculum.  We ensure equal access to curriculum learning for all pupils, at every stage of their learning journey from EYFS through to Year 6 and have high expectations for every pupil, providing challenge and support relevant to their needs.​

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Lightcliffe CE Primary School

Wakefield Road

Tel: 01422 202 235

Registered Office:

Abbey Multi Academy Trust
c/o Chapter House
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
LS16 5EA
Registered Company Number: 07705552