Last reviewed on 2 November 2022
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Use our recommended questions to help you confidently review your curriculum policy. You'll also see examples from other schools.

Key points to look for

These will vary greatly from school to school (even for some schools within the same multi-academy trust) because it's not a statutory requirement to have a curriculum policy.

In the section below, we suggest how a curriculum policy may be organised and the type of content which might be included – it's not meant as a guide for writing a policy.

Aims and objectives

Provide a broad and balanced education for all pupils that’s coherently planned and sequenced Provide pupils with sufficient knowledge and skills to prepare them for future learning and employment Enable pupils to develop knowledge, understand concepts and acquire skills, and enable them to choose and apply these in relevant situations Support pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development Support pupils’ physical development and responsibility for their own health, and enable them to be active Promote a positive attitude towards learning Ensure equal access to learning for all pupils, with high expectations