Chetwynde School

Chetwynde School, Croslands, Rating Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 0NY

Chetwynde School

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

  1. Curriculum
  2. Primary
  3. Curriculum


It is during a child’s first years at school that the solid foundations of future academic achievement are laid. Chetwynde School recognises the importance of these early years and throughout the Foundation Stage our children partake in a wide range of activities, based on the ‘Early Learning Goals’, which encourage development physically, academically, socially, morally and artistically.

Our younger Primary children follow a broad and well balanced curriculum delivered by well qualified and experienced staff who ensure that work is both stimulating and rigorous and that our children are well prepared for moving on to the next phase of their school life.

The curriculum is further enhanced by access to extensive facilities and specialist staff from across the school with an emphasis on the importance of sport. Children are encouraged to be polite, considerate and to work independently or quietly in groups either indoors or outdoors within the school’s attractive grounds.

They can also benefit from a community in which the older members of the school care for them and provide excellent role models in a safe family atmosphere. Every child is known personally and encouraged to participate in the life of the school.

When progressing through the Primary Department our curriculum is regularly reviewed to reflect the needs of pupils. Academic excellence is the main priority and emphasis is given to the thorough grounding needed in Maths, English and Science. The rich, balanced curriculum includes; Religious Education, History, Geography, Music, Art, Sport, IT, French, German, PHSE and DT.

Teaching methods incorporate a careful blend of the best of traditional and less formal approaches to ensure that work is both stimulating and rigorous. Particular attention is paid to meeting the individual needs of each pupil.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Head of Primary, Mrs. Foxen on 01229 824210