St. Francis C. of E. Primary School and Nursery

Changing to the new Curriculum

This year a new curriculum has been introduced in schools around the UK. The curriculum has significantly changed its content, with new content being added and previous content being covered at an earlier age. The New Curriculum has significantly altered the expectations of pupils compared to the previous National Curriculum. Some of these changes are easily illustrated by comparing the new and old maths curriculums,  see the document below:


This year due to the changes in content and expectations parents may find children have not achieved as well as they have done in previous years. This is due to pupils having to catch up on new content added in earlier years as well as having to learn their own years groups content. This is a national problem as highlighted by this open letter that has been circulated on social media sites: