Daniel 1:17

‘To those four young men, God gave knowledge and understanding of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand the visions and dreams of all kinds.’


This is a reminder to us all that the study of literature enables our children to have a deeper understanding of themselves, others and the world around them. But it also empowers them to articulate their feelings, emotions and dreams as they grow culturally, intellectually, socially and spiritually into well rounded citizens of society.

We want our children to be literate and fluent in spoken language skills. For them to have excellent communication skills, read and understand the gospel, and spread the good news.

We want our children to have fantastic reading skills to continually learn. Uncover new ideas, philosophies etc.

Our children are the writers, script writers, film/ tv writers of the future and so much more.


The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.

The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding

  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information

  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language

  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage

  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences

  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas

  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.


English Documents


Please see our Reading and Writing pages to see how we have developed a personalised curriculum to suit the needs of our children.

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