Curriculum Philosophy

At Highfield St. Matthew’s we aim to offer a well-balanced and broad based curriculum. This education is not only academic, but includes cultural, social, spiritual and physical development and growth.


Our curriculum holds the development of literacy and numeracy at its heart, alongside developing the attributes for children to be independent learners, as these are the essential life skills for every child to be able to access future learning. We aim to provide our children with practical, hands-on learning opportunities; these enable children to experience learning in a meaningful way that reflects their interest and needs. We tailor learning to provide children with opportunities to develop skills and explore concepts. These will allow them to build their knowledge and understanding through topics that will capture their interest and stimulate their imagination.