Cavendish Avenue, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9AE

01298 22278

Burbage Primary School


Our curriculum is ambitious, inspiring and exciting and designed to meet the needs of the children that attend Burbage Primary School.  It is based on the principle that the children are unique individuals and will flourish in an environment based on positivity, nurture and mutual respect.

We highly value educational visits and special visitors to give the children real experiences.  Please click here to see a sample of some of the wider curriculum opportunities we provide. Enquiry is key to our curriculum. Through a project-based approach, the pupils learn to be collaborators, innovators, leaders and risk-takers. Where children pose questions to be answered, teachers use these to ensure that children take responsibility for and develop ownership of their learning. Pupil voice is used on different levels and for different purposes: to discover what pupils already know, to find out what pupils might like to learn, to explore interests and motivations, to enquire how pupils might prefer to learn. These inform the structure and design of a unit of work. 

Should the need for remote education arise (for example, during a health emergency such as see during the Covid-19 pandemic), remote provision will be arranged via our online systems including Microsoft Teams.  Daily, live sessions with members of the team will be offered and home-based learning experiences will be provided.  Full details will be published and shared with parents and carers as required.

We plan using a robust subject knowledge and skills progression document for each subject.  

You can find a link to each subject area’s skills and knowledge progression documents in the subject tabs.

To us, skills are just as important as knowledge and therefore, we are sometimes brave in our approach – ‘do less but do it better!’ 





The main theme through our ‘Discover’ curriculum is History. The study of history ignites children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world. Through finding out about how and why the world, our country, culture and local community have developed over time, children understand how the past influences the present. History enables children to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. What they learn through history can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values. At Burbage, our intent, when teaching history, is to stimulate the children’s curiosity in order for them to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding. 




The main theme through our ‘Explore’ curriculum is Geography. Geography is essentially about understanding the world we live in. It helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. At Burbage, children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. Geography is an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. When teaching geography, we encourage children to adopt a caring, responsible approach to people and to appreciate diversity. We aim to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and people within it; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. 



The main theme through our ‘Create’ curriculum is the Arts. The teaching of Art, drama, creative writing and music allows the children opportunities to express themselves freely, to provoke discussion and opinion and teaches them to appreciate the beauty around them. It brings a sense of enjoyment and pleasure and helps them to understand our diverse cultures within society.