Last reviewed on 9 June 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
Ref: 41659

See examples of science policies from maintained primary schools and primary academies.

Maintained schools

Parklands Infant and Nursery School in Derbyshire has a science policy that covers:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the science leader, individual teachers and governors 
  • How SMSC and British values are integrated in the science curriculum 
  • Planning and teaching 
  • Working with parents 
  • Assessment

The science policy from Lipson Vale Primary School in Plymouth features information on:

  • Timetabling and cross-curricular links
  • Teaching strategies and lesson structure
  • Homework and other out-of-class learning
  • Curriculum planning
  • Assessment 
  • Teaching resources
  • Health and safety
  • Roles of the science co-ordinator and headteacher


Buckland CofE Primary School in Oxfordshire has a science policy which covers topics including:

  • Curriculum planning and teaching approaches
  • How pupils will be taught to work scientifically
  • Equal opportunities and how pupils' individual needs will be met
  • The use of ICT
  • Safety

Continuity and progression in teaching from early years to Key Stage 1 Relation to key skills in teaching (language and literacy, numeracy and mathematics) Equal opportunities and special