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Life in all its Fullness at Compton C of E Primary School


 What drives our Curriculum?

 Put quite simply, what drives our curriculum is our vision for everyone in our school community to live life in its fullness.

At Compton we:

  • provide exciting and inspiring learning opportunities.
  • give all children the best possible start on their educational journey.
  • develop excellent learners and excellent people.
  • provide opportunities to wonder at the world around us.
  • set the foundations for further interest and study.
  • To utilise opportunities that Plymouth and the local area has to offer.


In order to do this:

  • We follow EYFS and the National Curriculum. 
  • We aim to develop progressive skills and knowledge in all subject areas.
  • We aim to change and adapt our provision to reflect our children's ever-changing lives.
  • We provide an outstanding range of extracurricular provisions.
  • We enrich our children’s learning through a range of educational visits and residential experiences.
  •  We value every subject.
  • We use as many opportunities as we can to adopt purposeful cross-curricular learning.
  • We provide inspirational hooks through media, visits and visitors.
  • We use our topics as vehicles for writing.
  • We encourage the use of authentic resourcing.
  • We enhance the curriculum through specific curricular events.
  • We encourage and expect all our children to read often and widely.
  • We aspire to achieve high standards across the curriculum.
  • Our staff are trusted to work in teams and use their own pedagogical approach for teaching and learning.
  • We provide a variety of opportunities for home learning.
  •  We use class assemblies to celebrate interests and learning.


Our Christian Values are:


  • We encourage our children to have pride in their school and to take responsibility for themselves, for others and for their environment.
  • We give our children a voice in the decision-making of our school.
  • We expect our children to be positive role models.


  • Our staff are good role models for positive friendships.
  • Every year, we mix our classes to encourage new friendships.
  • We use buddy systems across the school.
  • Whole school playtime and lunchtimes encourage cross-phase friendships.


  • We play a core role in our community.
  • We successfully support a number of local, national and international charities, raising emotional awareness in our children.
  • We have a brilliant School Association that put on regular events for both children and the community.
  • Parents support and help our children with their learning.
  • Family members regularly attend and support school events.
  • We have an excellent transition across Key Stages and into secondary school.
  • We participate in city-wide initiatives.


  • We have high expectations which challenge all children.
  • We want all children to have new experiences and take measured risks.
  • We want children to grapple with and overcome obstacles in their learning journey.
  • Our learning opportunities build resilience.
  • We are a competitive school. We celebrate our achievements - our children know what it means to persevere.


  • Our cross-curricular planning encourages creativity.
  • We use a range of teachers’ knowledge and skills to provide creative learning opportunities.
  • We plan activities for different learning styles.
  • We provide a learning landscape that encourages children to take ownership of their learning.