National Curriculum Information for Parents

As we live in a fast changing world, we recognise the importance of preparing our children for the opportunities and challenges of life in the 21st century. To this end, we offer a creative, broad and balanced enquiry based curriculum which will help all children to become successful learners and confident, responsible individuals. The requirements of the National Curriculum are followed but we also respond to the interests, experiences and opinions of our children wherever possible.

The curriculum is enquiry led and always starts with a question which provides purpose.

Visits to local and regional places of interest often complement the enquiry based curriculum and we take pride in the positive feedback received from our hosts.
Take a look at our photos to get a flavour of some of the exciting curriculum opportunities!

For more detailed information about our curriculum please click here


At Chudleigh School we follow Letters and Sounds – the principles and practice of high quality phonics. Letters and Sounds is a programme of study published by the Department for Education and Skills (2007.) It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills with the aim of children becoming fluent readers by age seven. To support the teaching of phonics through letters and sounds we use the ‘Jolly Phonics’ scheme.