Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


Learning together, Achieving forever

At Shirley Park we teach an exciting and creative curriculum.  Our aim is to encourage our learners to achieve their very best and to ensure they develop their skills and talents in all aspects of intellectual, social and physical development. As a staff we have regular discussions about how we can be the best we can be, and do the best job we can for our children. Children contribute to the discussion too, through focus groups and questionnaires. We wish our children to practise patience with others, perseverance in their work, honesty in their interactions, kindness to each other and self-control in their choices.
Find out more about what it means to learn the 'Shirley Park Way'

Primary Curriculum Statement of Intent

The curriculum is divided into the following stages:
Nursery (3-4 years) (Long Lane Campus)
Reception (4-5 years) (Stroud Green Campus)

Find more information about the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum here

Key Stage 1 (Stroud Green Campus)
Years 1 and 2 (5-7 years)
Key Stage 2 (Long Lane Campus)
Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 (8-11 years)

In Year 1 children move to the Primary Curriculum which includes the core areas of learning and experience which are essential to a child’s development and are defined within the National Curriculum.  The learning environment is also carefully planned to support the learning and teaching so that children can become independent and motivated learners, who fulfil their true potential.

The Core National Curriculum subjects taught at OA Shirley Park & other areas of learning:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Computing
  • Science
  • PE - including Swimming
  • Art and Design
  • Design and Technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Education
  • French (KS2)
  • Music
  • Personal, Social Citizenship and Health Education (PSCHE)
  • Philosophy for Children (P4C)
  • Peer Massage
  • Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL)
  • Drama

We teach these subjects through a topic-based curriculum that encompasses the National Curriculum. Children may be withdrawn from Religious Education at the parent/ carers written request. We provide high levels of enjoyment and creativity so that children are inspired to learn. 

Termly Plans

Find out what your children are learning this term!

Early Years     Years 1 and 2     Years 3-6

Spring Homework Passports

Starter packs for each year group - July 2019

To get our young ones settled into their new year (or even life a Shirley Park if they are new to the academy) we have provided some fun and helpful holiday work.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6