Calver Crescent, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S43 3LY

01246 472798

St Joseph's Catholic and Church of England Primary School

With the Love of God we learn, grow and achieve.

Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum intent was designed by Staff, Governors, parents and children. The curriculum is based around the local area where the children live, this was an area requested by both parents and children through consultation. Our themes are individual to each year group and vary in length to enable depth of study according to the age of the children. An overview of our themes can be found under the Curriculum tab. 


Purposeful Learning
A creative, inspiring and active curriculum with clear intent which engages children and their families in learning about a wide and varied range of subjects in depth. Children are proud to lead enquiry-based, purposeful learning which is enhanced by trips, visitors, exciting hooks and home learning activities.

Global Community
There are a range of opportunities for the children to learn and be proud about their own cultural heritage and the community in which they live, as well as the cultural heritage of communities around the world.

Skills for the Journey
The curriculum will enable children to take pride in becoming confident, accepting, responsible, respectful and caring individuals whose learning is enhanced through well planned collaborative experiences enhanced by the use of modern technologies.

Aiming High
The school’s aim is for the children to have high aspirations for their future where there is a belief that everyone can take pride in succeeding and breaking down barriers. The children are well prepared for the real world and can manage their own personal growth.