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Curriculum Overview

We’d like every pupil at Ambler to wake up happy to go to school and wanting to attend every minute of the day just in case they miss something really exciting! 


Aims of our curriculum:

To develop our DREAMS qualities through the curriculum so that children show:

  • Determination to succeed
  • Resilience in their learning, 
  • Empathy to the feelings and experiences of others
  • Ambition to learn more and develop their knowledge
  • Motivation to engage with the whole curriculum
  • Self-belief in their own abilities


In order to achieve our aims, we need to ensure children:

  • have firm foundations of basic skills that they can use and apply
  • have a broad range of exciting and creative opportunities to discover and nurture their individual talents
  • develop a set of core human values that underpin their spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development and their sense of uniqueness and self-worth as individuals
  • develop their thinking and questioning skills


The Ambler Primary School curriculum consists of:

  • the National Curriculum core subjects of English and Maths which are fully updated to the new curriculum requirements of 2014 and rigorous in their approach
  • the National Curriculum foundation subjects, which are taught through a relevant, contextual and inspiring topic led creative learning journey
  • a programme of extracurricular activities that includes creative and physical opportunities


Ambler Primary’s Big Curriculum is a continually developing and evolving document. We regularly reflect on what is working and what we can do even better. We consider equality and diversity and the changing needs of our children. Teachers and children have the opportunity to make suggestions as to what is working well and what could be developed.