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Being Happy, Proud and Ambitious at Hambleton

At Hambleton Primary Academy we work together to ensure all our children achieve academic success whilst remaining healthy, happy and emotionally aware young people ready to move to the next stage of their education.

At Hambleton children are:


We are a happy school and children remain at the heart of our curriculum. We recognise that learning never stops and takes place across every part of our school day. From the classroom, to the playground, from home to online. Children recognise that when we are learning “we are never done”.

We are proud to provide exciting, challenging and stimulating learning journeys that are personalised for every child.

We are ambitious and take risks, taking ownership of our own learning. We are aware of our next steps and what we need to do in order to achieve these. We seek challenge and look for ways that we can improve our learning.

We are proud of each other and recognise the importance of collaboration. Working together promotes tolerance, mutual respect and helps us to celebrate our differences. We are ambitious to try new things and challenge ourselves beyond the classroom. We celebrate talent by entering sporting competitions, art events and performing drama to large audiences. 

How do we do this?

At Hambleton we look closely at key areas that we feel the children need to develop in order to be ready to move on to the next stage of their education. We highlight these as the following four drivers…
Our curriculum has been carefully developed with the four drivers in mind. We ensure that books, topics and enrichments are planned with these in mind. They therefore form a starting point for all curriculum subjects and are seen across all of our key knowledge and skills documents.
Diversity: Understanding the world beyond Hambleton and understanding how diverse the world is. Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different beliefs and faiths is promoted through this driver.
Teamwork & Resilience: Giving the children the confidence to be independent learners and to think for themselves. This helps to develop children’s individual liberty.
Environment: Having an appreciation for the things they own and recognising the cost of material things.
Community: Recognising the importance of belonging and understanding the idea of belonging to a small community. We learn what the local area has to offer and why it is important to look of it and the people within it. 

Our Curriculum Intent

Hambleton Primary School seeks to provide an all round education for children in a bright, stimulating and fun atmosphere. We have the highest expectations of pupil attainment, teacher performance and parental involvement and we encourage everyone to strive for excellence, in order to achieve potential. We seek challenge and embrace change in order to improve.
At Hambleton we believe that an all-round education is important for development of all our children. As an Academy we are not bound by the National Curriculum, but follow our own broad and balanced, skills based curriculum, which is progressive and challenging.
We seek curriculum themes, which will excite, inspire and motivate learning at all ages. The children are very involved in shaping both the creation and development of themes and we encourage responsibility and independence from a very early age. Whilst we have defined our curriculum “drivers” as diversity, emotional awareness, community and environment, the progression of literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum are viewed as vitally important and these are developed at all times.
At the heart of our curriculum is ‘knowledge and skills’. All children are exposed to creative, sporting and cultural opportunities, along with a rich diet of extra-curricular activities and class visits. We pride ourselves on offering a challenging and engaging curriculum where children have the opportunity to develop a greater depth of knowledge in Maths and English, but just as importantly we provide a creative and engaging skills-led curriculum, where children are immersed in a world of construction, sports and sciences. Further to this, our Academy provides first class performing arts and music opportunities, as we believe these skills are an integral part of the curriculum as well as providing many additional opportunities within individual lessons. We know our children inside out, and use this knowledge to motivate, encourage and care for them throughout their time at our school.
We also believe that children need to learn from their own experience and this starts from an early age. Primary years at Hambleton are all about discovery, exploration and adventure and our Early Years and Forest School Provision provides ideal opportunities for children to undertake all three.
We want children at Hambleton to achieve academic success but it’s just as vital to us that they remain healthy, happy and emotionally aware young people during their time here and beyond. We promote growth mind-set, reinforcing the belief that any pupil can improve and achieve in any discipline, learn from setbacks, and embrace challenges. We also provide a vast selection of extra-curricular activities that help children to develop practical and social skills. We are also working to place our Academy at the forefront of leading digital literacy, and teaching our children how to navigate the ‘online world’ in a safe and sensible manner.
Pupil attainment is consistently and outstandingly high at the end of both Key Stages and children are tracked throughout their time at our school, to maximise potential and eliminate any under-achievement. Care has been taken to recruit the highest quality staff, as there really is no substitute for excellent teaching!
We are currently developing our extensive grounds and outdoor space to provide the children with a full Forest School entitlement. Research endorses the fact that children and young people are stimulated by the outdoors and typically experience, over time, an increase in their self belief, confidence, learning capacity, enthusiasm, communication and problem-solving skills and emotional well-being. We feel that this style of learning will not only enhance the curriculum we already provide but feed into our chosen ‘drivers.’

We have ensured our curriculum is challenging, engaging and is relevant to the modern world. 

We choose ambitious texts 

We choose texts to support our curriculum planning. This opens up new worlds for children and allows them to make new concepts clearer in their understanding. We choose texts which challenge the children's thinking and which link closely to our school drivers. 


We choose Enrichments that make us Happy and Proud

To further enhance the curriculum that we provide, the children are exposed to a range of enrichments. These include school trips, visitors coming into school, competing in competitions, performing on 'Olivia's Stage' to name but a few!



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