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Primary Curriculum

  The school curriculum in England

Every state-funded school must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based and which:

  • promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and

§ prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.


(National Curriculum   Department for Education   September 2013)





The majority of the new national curriculum will come into force from September 2014, so schools have a year to prepare to teach it. From September 2015, the new national curriculum for English, mathematics and science will come into force for years 2 and 6.