Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

Glade Hill Curriculum (OLD)



Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

Curriculum Statement



At Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School we are committed to providing a creative and engaging curriculum through a thematic approach to learning. Our curriculum is delivered through challenging and motivating learning experiences, which allow all children to develop into confident, resilient and independent learners.


Our curriculum incorporates a thematic approach alongside a mastery style for English and Mathematics. It is underpinned by four stages of learning – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express.

These four stages allow children to: take ownership of their learning; demonstrate their deepening understanding and knowledge; work collaboratively and be reflective. The topics explored are exciting and inspire a lifelong love of learning.


We are also dedicated to providing enrichment opportunities including residential visits, musical instrument tuition and a wide range of extra-curricular activities.


The Glade Hill curriculum has also been designed to meet the needs of the pupils in the Bestwood community. The curriculum will be taught with the consideration of the needs of all learners and will be regularly updated to reflect the changing requirements and interests of individual cohorts and groups of children.



We are committed to preparing our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life in modern Britain. We have identified a set of skills and attributes at the heart of our curriculum. These make up the acronym SPARKLE. At Glade Hill we are Golden and we SPARKLE.


We are:






Kind and Caring




“You have introduced the ‘sparkle’ motto which permeates all aspects of school life. Pupils regularly refer to these characteristics in their learning and understand how they help them to develop as successful, happy learners.” OFSTED February 2017


For any further questions relating to our curriculum, please speak to your class teacher.