The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

Our Curriculum



The Spinney Primary School is in the heart of Cherry Hinton, an area with a rich social and culturally diverse community.


At The Spinney, the uniqueness of every child is recognised and valued. As such, our curriculum embraces the community from which it exists, recognising and celebrating the diverse backgrounds and experiences from which our children originate. We constantly adapt our learning journey to meet the needs and interests of our children, offering an outstanding education underpinned by a broad, culturally rich and powerful curriculum to ensure that all pupils are well equipped for the next stages in their education. 


We define the curriculum as the totality of every planned experience and interaction that the children encounter every day they are the school, and includes safeguarding, academic content, recruitment, trips and visits, and the development of certain characteristics and virtues that we believe will support the children to live well-rounded, fulfilled and happy lives.


Underpinning our curriculum are our Spinney Golden Threads:

  • Social Injustice
  • Climate Change
  • Multiculturalism and Diversity.

Our aim is to provide all children with the foundations to flourish both now and in the future and this underpins everything we do at the school, including the academic content. To ensure that we are able to deliver on this aim, we have established clearly defined end-points for each subject.

Want to know more about our curriculum?

Please take a look at our Class pages, where we share our Medium Term plans that have more detail about our curriculum.

More information about each subject is available in the subject's own page. The links are below.