Across the school we use Cornerstones topics as an underpinning theme each term/half term for each class.

For Pupils and classes that are following our ‘Develop’ Curriculum journey,  we provide a creative curriculum based around the  Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children.

The Cornerstones Topics are a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our new curriculum will be delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which will provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning. We have designed our curriculum by choosing ILPs that meet our students needs and abilities.

We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum will provide lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.

How it Works?

The Four Cornerstones of Learning provide the structure on which to build your curriculum. We call these Engage, Develop, Innovate, and Express. Engage – hook children in with a memorable experience.

  • Develop – allow children time to gather the skills and knowledge they need to develop a deep understanding.
  • Innovate – offer creative experiences that allow children to apply their skills, knowledge and understanding.
  • Express – provide the space and time for reflecting, evaluating, and celebrating learning.


To find out more about these stages please click on the link through to Cornerstones website to find out more: