Our Curriculum – A Creative Approach

The curriculum at Carlton Road Academy is appropriate to all the children and meets all of the national requirements of the Foundation Stage Curriculum and National Curriculum.

In the Foundation years, the Curriculum is divided into seven areas of learning and development: Communication and language, Physical development, Personal, social and emotional development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the world, Expressive arts and design.

In Key Stages One and Two, we offer an enriched curriculum based on the National Curriculum requirements and at the same time teach the children the skills to equip them for life, work, and social responsibility as future adults.

A thematic approach is used, where links between subject areas are exploited to promote the curriculum in stimulating and exciting ways. Staff work tirelessly to provide work that is suitably differentiated to meet the needs of each and every child.

The children’s learning experiences extend beyond the school day with extensive enrichment opportunities such as after-school clubs, theatre trips and residential visits.

At Carlton Road Academy we are privileged to serve a diverse community which celebrates differences. Through our teaching, the children will gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of a wide range of cultures and religions.

Working Together

Whilst independence is both encouraged and celebrated, we pride ourselves on the co-operation and the collaboration between children, staff and the community.

As we share a site with Carlton Road Children’s Centre, many children are familiar with the surroundings even before starting school, with families and visitors adding to the sense of community.

Our aim is to work closely with parents and the community to instil a sense of confidence and self-belief in the children, whereby learners can flourish and become responsible citizens within the school and wider community.

Whole School Curriculum

Y1 – Y6 Maths Curriculum Overview

Maths Policy 2020


Equality and Diversity Policy

English Long-Term Plans

If parents/carers or other members of the public would like more information about the curriculum that we follow at Carlton Road Academy, then please contact the school on 01205 364674.


Please find below a range of reading resources that you will hopefully find useful.  They have been carefully selected to help with children’s reading from the early years, right through to upper key stage two.