St John of Beverley Catholic Primary School

A Catholic Voluntary Academy, part of the St Margaret Clitherow Trust in the Diocese of Middlesbrough



The School aims to offer all children a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum based on first hand experience in accordance with the requirements of the National Curriculum and guidelines offered by the East Riding.


The staff are committed to helping the children to learn how best to use their individual gifts and talents to achieve their potential academically and

in every aspect of their lives. We provide educational opportunities that are stimulating and interesting and respond to individual learning styles to enable the children to grow in confidence and become independent learners using skills such as reasoning, resourcefulness, responsibility, reflectivity and resilience.

The school curriculum consists of the core subjects: English, Maths, Science, R.E and ICT and the foundation subjects History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art, Music, P.E. and Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education.


The reading scheme used in school is Read Write Inc.

Learning experiences are planned in the long, medium and short term, based wherever possible on first hand experience. Topics incorporate all curriculum areas.  Planning for all age groups takes place with the whole staff, fostering a whole school approach to the delivery of the curriculum.


Great care is taken to ensure that the school is welcoming and that the displays and resources in communal areas and in the classrooms reflect the academic themes being taught in school and encourage interactive learning. The school is well equipped and resourced and we are particularly proud of the ICT suite which accommodates 15 workstations. We also have a fully equipped library and learning resources area.

The grounds have been subject to extensive refurbishment and provide a secure and supportive teaching and learning environment for the Foundation Stage, facilities to support the Play Time Friends initiative and a school garden. The garden has been planted and is tended by the children. The produce has been harvested, cooked by the children and eaten as part of the healthy schools initiative and has also been used to enhance learning in art, science, literacy – in fact across the whole curriculum. These additional facilities offer unlimited opportunities for seamlessly extending the range of learning and teaching available to our children in both the classroom and external settings.


See Individual Year Groups for Curriculum Content.



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