Lacey Green Primary Academy - Key Drivers for our Curriculum

At Lacey Green Primary Academy we feel strongly that the curriculum needs to foster creativity and to be driven by what the pupils at Lacey Green need. Our curriculum is planned around a series of themes, which we call our drivers! These maximise cross-curricular links whilst ensuring rigour but we ensure there is clear development and structure in the learning of key skills.  We have identified four ‘curriculum drivers’ that personalise our broad and balanced curriculum and help to prepare our children for life after Lacey Green.


We encourage our children to believe in their own potential, experience new things and ‘Aspire to Achieve’. To always strive to be the best that they can by pushing and challenging themselves and leaving their comfort zones from time to time. We actively encourage our children to never stop dreaming about what is possible…


We are passionate about the physical development of our children. We believe competition and sportsmanship develop confidence. We want our children to know there is more to life than the virtual, digital world and will allow them to manage real risks by having fun and a little danger!


Pupils are encouraged to express their learning imaginatively, enhanced by a choice of technology, and are given many opportunities to be independent learners that think for themselves. Individuality and self-expression is promoted whilst developing pupil’s resilience to more challenging tasks. Learning is fun and actively promotes pupils exploration of knowledge and mastery of key skills.


It is vital that we nurture the natural curiosity of our children, enabling them to become independent in thought and action and encouraging them to imagine, enquire and become increasingly enterprising.

Underpinning everything we do is a relentless focus on the acquisition of basic skills, for without the ability to read and write and apply basic mathematical concepts to problems, children will be unable to access any other form of learning.