Our curriculum is varied, broad and rich. We believe it represents the world we live in and provides our children with the experiences, skills and knowledge they need to function as young people and adults in the 21st Century.

Our curriculum is carefully linked to the latest national curriculum and every pupil is taught in line with the national curriculum expectations.​

There are also aspects of our provision which we feel enhance learning for our pupils and make for a unique John Ball experience; these include our provision for:

  • Forest School
  • Outdoor and residential learning
  • Physical Education
  • Music and the performing arts
  • Rights Respecting Schools
  • Philosophy

This year we have begun teaching the curriculum using the structure of the new National Curriculum as a basis for teachers to plan a broad and balanced curriculum to meet the needs of our children while at the same time offering a comprehensive curriculum, with a clear progression of learning and specific learning goals for every subject. Teachers use a range of planning and teaching resources to support this, including the IPC (International Primary Curriculum) where appropriate. This approach supports the development of a range of bespoke learning experiences for our children.

Our curriculum map overview for each year group for 2017-2018 can be downloaded here:

Year 1 Year Overview

Year 2 Year Overview

Year 3 Year Overview

Year 4 Year Overview

Year 5 Year Overview

Year 6 Year Overview

Modern Foreign Languages 2017

Extra Curricular Activities

Club timetable Summer Term 2018


John Ball Whole School Curriculum Map 2016

French Curriculum Map 2016 – 2017 FINAL

John Ball British Values statement 2016