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“I think the curriculum is very structured and thorough, thus giving the children the best chance of a great education and for future success.”

“The curriculum certainly stimulates our boys’ passion for learning.”

“The children really learn about a wide range of topics which really broadens their learning and understanding as well as placing high value on the core subject areas.”

Parental Questionnaire comments, Autumn 2019.


Balshaw Lane's Curriculum


Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2)  follow the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum in England. The curriculum  for the Reception children is derived from the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Our curriculum across school is taught through our bespoke Balshaw Lane Connected Curriculum.  An overview of the curriculum connectors can be viewed by following the link below.


There are photos showing our work in computing, music and sport on the Class Pages page in the Children's section.


Balshaw Lane's Connected Curriculum

At Balshaw Lane, we strive to provide an engaging and motivating curriculum, alongside our aim for high academic standards.  We design our curriculum around 'connectors' which link together the learning in different subjects. We find that this makes the learning more meaningful for the children and helps them to make connections to their own experiences and to 'real life'.


The links below explain about our Reading and Phonics work, as well as our Connected Curriculum. There are also copies of the termly Curriculum Letters which go out to each class.


Further curriculum information can be found by following the links below to the DfE's National Curriculum and Early Years curriculum.

Further curriculum information

Early Years Development Matters document