School Name

Ladybrook Primary School and Nursery

Learning without Limits


At Ladybrook we are passionate about providing a curriculum through effective relationships that build the strong foundations of positive learning habits with our children from Nursery onwards and that will stay with them for life!   Our Teaching and Learning Policy, developed collaboratively by our staff in line with our shared vision and values, reflects our ‘non-negotiable’  offer to young learners. Our curriculum begins with the child and their individual needs as a learner and incorporates the requirements of the National Curriculum (See link below) as well as the Early Years’ Foundation Stage Framework for our youngest children. Our curriculum intent goes well beyond the National Curriculum subjects to provide a rich and purposeful primary learning journey. In addition, as an inclusive school, we work hard to ensure that children with disabilities are able to access as much of the school curriculum as possible. Please see our Accessibility Plan for more information.


From Intention to Implementation

Below is our model for learning. It describes our whole school intention for a child's learning journey. Starting at the foundation, follow the arrow up from our beliefs to pupil entitlement to curriculum structure through to how we implement our intentions for learners.




Ladybrook Curriculum Intent

Below you can find our individual subject intentions. Each subject has a 'big picture' statement produced by the subject leader in collaboration with staff.

You may also be interested to know that at Ladybrook we teach reading from Nursery onwards, using The Oxford Reading Tree as our main trunk scheme alongside other reading sources for breadth and consolidation. 

Effective readers use a range of strategies to decode words, often including phonic skills. We use a synthetic phonic scheme called ‘Read Write Inc’.

The Primary Language taught at Ladybrook is French.  This is taught using the Catherine Cheater scheme from Years 3-6.  French is also offered to Key Stage 1 pupils through our Friday Enrichment programme and an after school club.

If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach, please contact the school directly.