At Portfield, we want our children to 'AIM High' in all areas of their lives. We believe that children will reach their potential if they are fully engaged in their learning. As a result, we have created an exciting and lively curriculum which is based around authentic, community based outcomes that equip children with the skills they need to succeed in an ever-changing world. All of our topics are linked to 'essential questions' which lead the children into action. For example, for the question, 'What is the cost of war?' might lead to the children raising money for charities that support refugees.

If you would like to find out more about our curriculum, then please book an appointment with a member of our senior leadership team through the school office or see our curriculum overview and subject specific 'Spines' on the right-hand side of this page.


AIM High - Our curriculum develops the whole child in three main ways:

A moral compass - where we debate philosophical, moral and social issues and explore how we can positively affect our communities through community based learning projects

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Independent learners - where we grow our mind, develop our character and foster our creativity through critical analysis and the study of scholarship

Mastery of key skills - where we learn the key building blocks of all subjects through the study of masterpieces and the craftsmen and women that created them


Core Skills - Our learning experiences teach us: