Curriculum Policy & Design

The Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School Curriculum is designed to reflect our local community and the needs of our children. Reading threads through all aspects of the curriculum with carefully planned core texts providing a rich vocabulary and developing a love of books. At MPL, our rich and inclusive curriculum will provide a breadth of learning experiences with a balance of progressive skills and knowledge. Our curriculum seeks to motivate and inspire children by creating memorable learning where children think deeply, extend their thinking and develop their ideas further preparing them for the next stage in their lives.


The MPL values are at the heart of our curriculum and all that we do

We are kind. We are brave. We are responsible. We are learners.


The Intent of the MPL School Curriculum



The MPL School Curriculum is taught through subject disciplines. It is organised into Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2), lower key stage 2 (Year 3 and 4) and upper key stage 2 (Year 5 and 6). Where possible, links are made between the Foundation Subjects and the English Curriculum through core texts and writing opportunities to ensure key reading, writing and oracy skills are of the highest priority.


Personal development is integral to our curriculum and we strive for our children to become responsible, respectful, active citizens who contribute positively to society. Children develop an understanding and appreciation of British Values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance.