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Here at Shipston-on-Stour Primary School we provide a creative curriculum based around the  Cornerstones Curriculum.


With a revised National Curriculum introduced by the Government in September 2014 we refreshed our school approach and provision for pupils. As part of this work we implemented the Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children.




The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our curriculum is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which provides a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning. 


We believe children learn better when they are first taught the knowledge of a topic and then encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum provides lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that requires children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum. 


Cornerstones also provide a rigorous framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These essential skills are tied to activities and are age related so that staff can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs.



Children progress through four stages of learning in each ILP – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. To find out more about these stages please click on the link through to Cornerstones website or read our curriculum intent: 

Shipston Primary Curriculuim Intent



Curriculum Newsletters for each year group are sent out at the start of each topic.  You can access these on the class pages.