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Curriculum Information


Here at St Monica's we intend to provide a curriculum which:

  1. Is rooted in the Gospel values of respect, love, truth and justice.
  2. Promotes the dignity, self-esteem and full development of each person who is made in God’s image and uniquely loved by God.
  3. Promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school.
  4. Provides a daily act of collective worship and teaches religious education in according with the guidelines of the Diocese of Salford.
  5. Is balanced and broadly based, utilises the local community to ensure learning is meaningful, and inspires pupils to learn through an engaging and enjoyable curriculum.
  6. Follows the statutory national curriculum which sets out the subject content for those subjects that should be taught to all the children in our school within the programmes of study and provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens, including the development of PHSE, MHWB and British Values.
  7. Is clear and progressive, making relevant links between different areas of the curriculum. 
  8. Prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.


Our school curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences planned for the children. These may include, but are not limited to, the formal curriculum, trips and visits, research topics and extra-curricular activities. The national curriculum forms one part of our school curriculum and provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.