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Last updated on 18 March 2019
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Download our model curriculum policy and adapt it to your setting. Also, find examples of curriculum policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

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  1. Model policy from The Key 
  2. Primary school examples
  3. Secondary school example
  4. Special school example

We've updated the examples of policies, but the model policy remains unchanged (18th March 2019).

Model policy from The Key 

We have created a model curriculum policy. Approved by Forbes Solicitors, this model document is designed for you to adapt to suit your school’s context. All of our model documents take account of relevant requirements and good practice. They are easy to adapt, will save you time and help you keep your school compliant.

Please note: This model policy is aimed primarily at maintained schools and academies, but can be easily adapted to suit any school. If you wish to use the policy in a different type of setting – for example, a pupil referral unit or non-maintained special school – we recommend that you check this policy against any requirements or considerations specific to your context and adapt it accordingly.

For more model policies and complete policy support from The Key, see the policy bank.

Primary school examples

Academy in Richmond upon Thames

Twickenham Primary Academy sets out in its policy the schools' approach to:

  • Curriculum subjects
  • Thinking skills
  • Enrichment
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Wrap around care

Download the policy from the school's website.

Voluntary aided school in Hampshire

 Cornerstone Primary School has a policy that includes sections on:

  • Learning quests
  • Christian values and ethos
  • Spiritual, moral, social and cultural education
  • Roles and responsibilities

Find the policy on their curriculum policies page.

Secondary school example

Academy in Norfolk

Alderman Peel High School uses its policy to set out:

  • Curriculum aims and outcomes
  • Curriculum delivery (including teaching groups, class sizes and ability grouping)
  • Curriculum models

Download from the policy on the school's policy page.

Academy in Kent

Wrotham School has a policy that covers:

  • Key stages
  • Ability and setting
  • Assessment

Find the policy on the curriculum policy page of the school's website.

Special school example

Woodlands Secondary School in Luton has a policy that sets out:

  • Curriculum organisation
  • Personalised learning and inclusion
  • Assessment, record keeping and accreditation

See the policy on the school's policy page.

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