Curriculum Intent Statement


At St Cuthbert Mayne School we aim to deliver an ambitious, world class curriculum that educates students for life in all its fullness.


Our curriculum is designed to:


  1. Enable all students to reach their full potential both academically and personally so that they can live life to the full both now and in the future.
  2. Be an ambitious and connected curriculum that enables our students to develop  a breadth of essential knowledge, understanding and skills.
  3. Extend beyond the academic curriculum and provide a range of enrichment opportunities to nurture, develop and stretch students’ talents, interests and cultural capital.
  4. Develop student character so that they become responsible and respectful global citizens and make a positive contribution to life in modern Britain.



We believe our students possess unique talents, skills and qualities. They have the right to succeed and the right to develop who they are in a respectful and nurturing environment. Our curriculum is rooted in our values and mission with the love of learning being a key driver.


We have high expectations of our students and our intent is to empower excellence through quality teaching, which enables students to enjoy their learning, make good progress, as well as develop as individuals. Our curriculum requires students to be motivated, challenged and stretched, and also recognised and celebrated for their efforts.


We strive to ensure that the school community is a happy and inclusive one. All students have in common a need to acquire the knowledge, concepts, skills and character necessary for their own development, and for participating positively in society.


Our curriculum is designed to provide opportunities for students to develop their gifts and talents: spiritual and social; intellectual and emotional; aesthetic and physical growth, and as such our curriculum and its delivery reflect our Christian ethos, mission statement and values.  Our curriculum builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all students whatever their starting points so that they progress successfully through the key stages and onto their next stage of education, training or work.


St Cuthbert Mayne School is committed to developing a safe and purposeful learning environment, which values all members of our community and fosters mutual respect between all members of the school community.


Curriculum Principles


In order to deliver our Statement of Intent, St Cuthbert Mayne will:


  • Ensure all students have access to the provision of a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, irrespective of their personal aptitudes and abilities.
  • Develop  enthusiastic, aspirational learners, with the ability to question, argue rationally and reason through developing self confidence and character, leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication
  • Celebrate achievement and development in every individual’s personal growth and academic results
  • Tailor the curriculum delivery and content to meet student needs throughout their journey in our school
  • Deepen their understanding of Christian values, the core values and their own spiritual potential
  • Promote respect and responsibility for their communities, the environment, and world issues caring for our global community
  • Develop knowledge, skills and character transferable to the world of work
  • Promote healthy lifestyles and emotional and physical well-being, encouraging participation in physical activity and nurturing talent