Our Curriculum

This section of our website is focused on our Curriculum and provides an overview of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework and the Curriculum offer for children in Years 1 to 6. 

The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.

It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of additional opportunities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children. Over the last year, this has included developing a school link with a Primary School in France, attending Robinwood to develop independence and team building skills.

Our Curriculum also includes the social aspects imperative for life-long learning and demonstrates the importance of children having high expectations of behaviour and tolerance towards each other. Ludworth Primary School was awarded ‘Good’ from Ofsted in July 2014. The school continues to maintain high standards believing that education has to continually improve.

Ludworth Primary School aims to place the child at the centre of their learning, and provide every child with a broad, balanced and developmentally appropriate curriculum. This means that all pupils follow the National Curriculum, but at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities. Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities philosophy places Special Educational Needs and Disabilities children at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum is tailored to meet individual pupil’s needs.
At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented. To successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum Ludworth Primary School remain committed to:

  • A range of teaching and learning styles
  • Differentiated learning materials
  • Access to ICT and Technology
  •  Additional in class support
  • Additional out of class support
  • Flexible groupings – including small group support work
  • An innovative and supportive curriculum
  • The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions
  • A broad range of extra-curricular activities, including homework, one to one support and booster/extension sessions
  • Assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievements
  • Applications during national testing at Key Stage 2 to obtain access arrangements as appropriate  

We continually monitor and review our practice to make sure that we are meeting a child’s needs to the best of our ability. We do this by:

Using daily assessments and formal testing to ensure that work is pitched at the right level

Having termly pupil progress reviews, where teachers are held accountable for the amount of progress each child in their class is making and targets for achievement and attainment are set

Evaluating and amending our planning in line with assessment evidence

Evaluating and amending our interventions in line with assessment evidence

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

We are working hard to add our SEND information to our website. We will be adding further information to this section as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about our SEND Local Offer please contact the school and we will try our best to help you.


    Contact Us

    Ludworth Primary School
    Moor Crescent
    Ludworth
    Durham
    DH6 1LZ
    t: 01429 820207
    f: 01429 820207
    e: ludworth@durhamlearning.net

    About Us

    Ludworth Primary School is situated in a rural part of County Durham.

    The school not only serves the village of Ludworth but also attracts families from the surrounding villages of Thornley, Haswell, Haswell Plough and Shadforth.

    We are very proud of our school and try to operate as a family where each and every child is of high importance, in an environment where they feel safe, secure and cared for. click here to learn more about our school →