Plaistow Hill Primary and Nursery School

Plaistow Hill Infant and Primary School

Everyday my daughter is very eager to tell me what she has learnt and is always excited to be going to school

Year 2 Parent

  • "Staff are kind, calm and encouraging - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Children flourish in an environment of genuine warmth and care - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Pupils in Key Stage 1 are confident, listen to each other, share and take turns - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Parents and carers praise the work of the school - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "One parent expressed the view of many with the comment 'the atmosphere and attitude of all the staff is incredible' - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "The outdoor learning environment is used effectively to help children co-operate with each other and practise their number knowledge and skills - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Pupils are happy at Plaistow Hill Infant and Nursery School - Ofsted, April 2022"
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At Plaistow Hill Nursery and Primary School, we are proud to put the children at the centre of everything we do. Our compassionate team are committed to providing opportunities of growth and to ensure all children have an array of enriching experiences to inspire a life-long love of learning.

We are very fortunate that our school is at the heart of the community and we work with leaders across our trust of 18 schools to develop our curriculum. Our curriculum celebrates difference and fosters a greater understanding of others through the teaching of acceptance and empathy. Our school values, alongside our comprehensive PSHE programme of study, are two key threads that run through our curriculum uniting us as a school community. Through our curriculum we aim to empower our students to become responsible, rounded citizens who are well-prepared for life in modern Britain.


Our knowledge-rich curriculum, primarily based on the National Curriculum National Curriculum and has been influenced by our local area and the history that surrounds the city of Plymouth. This ensures content is both relevant and accessible yet also broadens horizons and raises the aspirations of our pupils. Geography and history along with the core subjects, are key drivers for our curriculum. We are passionate about providing a varied and diverse range of enrichment opportunities to bring our curriculum to life making it all the more memorable and enjoyable for our children. We also aim to maximise opportunities to use the children’s community, heritage and traditions as a hook into their learning.

As a staff, we share the genuine belief that everyone is entitled to an outstanding education. Our welcoming and inclusive school community follows a curriculum based upon current research on cognitive science so that it allows our pupils to know more, understand more and do more. Knowledge and skills are taught in a progressive manner through a spiral curriculum to ensure coverage. We provide opportunities to revisit key concepts in every discipline, making and building on links to support the transfer of information into the long- term memory and encouraging deep thinking and enquiring minds.

Further tailoring of our curriculum, addressing the needs of our community, has meant that we have placed oracy at our core. We recognise the importance of these skills and how they impact on life chances and opportunities. Through these strong foundations based around talk, a love of words and reading is instilled in our pupils enabling them to access a broad and balanced range of subjects that support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning.

Our day-to-day curriculum is enriched through a range of clubs which run  after school. We have a dedicated, specialist PE assistants who run a varied timetable of sporting clubs and these clubs work to engage children in a variety of sports. 

At Plaistow Hill Nursery and Primary School, we are proud to say that our curriculum is not the finished article and it continues to evolve. As our school community changes with the changing demographic of the city, our curriculum will continue to be evaluated and refined. Additionally, as the needs of our children change due to worldwide influences and external factors, so will our curriculum. Through constant evaluation and development of our understanding of how children learn we know that what we offer our pupils will be the best and lead to positive outcomes for all.






 The curriculum is well adapted to pupils' needs, is interesting and informative and stimulates pupils to work hard.

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