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Holwell Primary School


Holwell Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 3RP

01707 323716

Our Curriculum at Holwell Primary


Statement of Intent

At Holwell, we aim to create a high attaining, aspirational culture for all and immerse our pupils in a language rich environment.  We strive to empower pupils to follow the RICRAC behaviours and embrace the world with respect, independence, co-operation, resilience, aspiration and courage


  • All Staff and pupils have high expectations and aspirations of themselves and each other. 
  • Our RICRAC Characteristics are an integral part of the Holwell curriculum and teaches students attitudes and skills that can be transferred through each stage of their learning.  
  • Our curriculum is broad and dynamic and always prepares students for their next stage of learning and life in the 21st Century 
  • Our environment exposes our students to a high level of vocabulary and reading is valued as an important skill to access education for life and a central part of our curriculum. 
  • We cultivate a rich source of cultural capital through experiences both in the school and throughout the wider community to address social and economic challenges in the local area. Pupil’s cultural awareness is broadened and students student builds a broad range of personal and social skills that enable learning, growth and participation as active citizens. 


Our curriculum at Holwell Primary School follows the statutory requirements set out by the government whilst aiming to inspire each pupil to achieve their very best. To do this, we provide our pupils with a rich, broad and balanced curriculum.  We have considered our half-termly topics carefully to ensure they meet the interests and needs of our pupils and each lesson is planned, ensuring it is accessible to all.  Resources and activities provide enriched experiences to give a progression of skills and learning throughout the school.

At Holwell, we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that extends past the classroom. Our curriculum was designed in 2021 to ensure that skills and knowledge are taught progressively through the key stages. The subject curriculum has adequate and comparative time allocated to each subject as outlined by the National Curriculum and has been carefully mapped to ensure it provides a sequential and progressive approach to learning.  Our character curriculum extends the children’s learning beyond the national curriculum and classroom learning and ensures that we are developing our children into successful members of the community who demonstrate positive behaviour traits.  

The curriculum is underpinned by the school’s Core Values (respect, independence, cooperation, resilience, aspiration and courage) and these are taught on their own and through all areas of the curriculum, including assemblies. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils and their understanding of the British values are weaved through our curriculum in every lesson, ensuring that pupils have a clear understanding of the values that underpin our British constitution. Through the curriculum, pupils learn skills necessary to succeed in each subject, whilst developing their personal and social skills.