Our main reading schemes are Phonics Books and Oxford Reading Tree. These schemes are supplemented by Floppy Phonics and Play scripts. These books also reinforce phonic skills and offer opportunities for consolidating phonic knowledge. There is also a selection of older, more age appropriate reading material. We recognise that parents and carers play a vital role in supporting the development of reading. 

For more information about reading at Pitcheroak please refer to the Reading Handbook June 2022

For more information about writing at Pitcheroak please refer to the Writing Handbook June 2022

Click on any of the subject statements below to see a plan of coverage for the current academic year.

At Pitcheroak we have a rolling plan in place for each Key Stage that is constantly reviewed and improved. For example, as there are 4 x years in Key Stage 2 the curriculum is planned over 4 years. 

Our curriculum promotes respect and tolerance for people of all faiths (or those of no faith) including those of different race, gender, age, disability and sexual orientation (and any other groups with protected characteristics) as defined by the Equality Act 2010. We actively promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, emotional and personal development of all our pupils. The curriculum meets the statutory requirements of the Early Years Framework and the National Curriculum in England, whilst ensuring personalised, differentiated pathways for every child.

The curriculum is designed to offer a differentiated, exciting and creative approach that is progressive, relevant, broadly based, inclusive and promotes personalised learning opportunities. As a school, we use each learning experience as a platform on which our pupils will learn, both formally and informally. Our ultimate aim is to help pupils develop transferable skills that will prepare them for adulthood so that they can contribute and be a part of their community achieving personal fulfilment.

For a list of courses available to pupils at KS4 and KS5 please refer to the Accreditation & Progress Results page from the drop down menu below the heading ‘Curriculum’ on this website.

If you would like to find out more about the curriculum that we follow please contact Trish Baker, the Deputy Headteacher at