Private Education for boys and girls 3 – 11 years
Banbury, Oxfordshire

Pre-Prep Curriculum


Our Curriculum

At St John’s Priory School we follow the Cornerstones Curriculum. Cornerstones is a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children and we are very excited to be able to offer the benefits of the Cornerstones curriculum to our children.

What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?

The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the new 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of expectations. Our new curriculum will be delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which will provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning.

At St John’s Priory School, we believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum will provides lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.

The Cornerstones curriculum provides a rigorous essential skills framework, outlining end of year expectations in all subjects. These essential skills are linked to activities and are age and stage related, so that our teachers can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs. This will help us to continue our commitment to ensuring that all children are working at an appropriate level and are receiving suitable challenge.

We provide a comprehensive Curriculum Forecast each half term which explains what the children will be learning in each subject. They are invaluable in ensuring parents are well informed and can track what their child will be learning throughout their time with us.

To find out what Nursery and Reception classes are learning this half term, please click on their year group.

St John’s Priory School

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Contact Us

St John’s Priory School
St John’s Road
OX16 5HX
Phone: 01295 259607