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Ofsted (March, 2022) said:

  • Leaders have developed a curriculum that is ambitious for all pupils. Supporting pupils to become ‘Ryhope Ready’ is a priority.
  • Teachers deliver the knowledge and skills that they feel will serve pupils well in their future.
  • Leaders understand the importance of teaching pupils key vocabulary to underpin their learning in order for them to be successfully prepared for the next stage in their education.
  • The curriculum is well planned and sequenced. This means that pupils are able to build on what they already know.
  • Teachers encourage pupils to recall knowledge and apply their skills to support learning in other curriculum areas. 

Our Curriculum Intent at Ryhope Junior School


At Ryhope Junior School, we believe that a well planned and well organised curriculum is the foundation of our school’s work and will enable us to provide all of our children with the very best possible start. We are working extremely hard to develop and design a bespoke curriculum so that it meets children’s needs as individuals but also reflects the local community’s requirements too. We have rich local history, amazing local landmarks nearby and a beautifully decorated building in which to bring all aspects of learning to life!


We are constantly improving our provision here at Ryhope Junior School and we are always aiming high. Where possible, we enhance our curriculum by inviting visitors or speakers. Where possible, our teachers organise regular outings and many of our latest pieces of news are reflected on our Twitter page - @RyhopeJuniors – or in our monthly newsletter – The Ryhope Reporter – which can also be found on our school’s website.


Above, we have outlined our curriculum intent for each subject area and we are working towards fulfilling each of these in the work that we do in school. Our school has been recognised by many external partners for the excellent work that we do! We are proud to be a Multi-Award Winning School. We believe that a broad and balanced curriculum offer will ensure improved outcomes for all children because we want everyone to fulfil their potential in whichever area they work best. Our practices are rooted in the promotion of basic skills (reading, writing and mathematics) so that everyone can access the wider curriculum and apply their skills, and talents, in a range of different ways and in different subjects.


We aim to ensure all children are ready for the next stage in their education. This is captured in our school motto 'Learn to Live' and we have developed the following curriculum values: 

  • We are Ryhope Ready 
  • We take Responsibility 
  • We have Respect 
  • We Read
  • We show Resilience 



Children’s achievements are celebrated daily in class and weekly in our whole school SHINE assembly which is loved by all. Who will be the star pupils in school this week? By working hard, making progress, having positive attitudes towards work and towards others, we aim to recognise everyone’s achievements – no matter how small they may appear to be!


Everyone at Ryhope Junior School deserves the very best. We hope everyone leaves us with the fondest memories of their time in our school.

If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach, please contact the school directly.