Merton Bank Primary School

'Never less than our best'

Merton Bank Primary School, Roper Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 1EJ


Our Merton Bank Curriculum

Caring          Respect          Empathy          Courage          Resilience

Our Curriculum


Our curriculum is designed to improve standards of achievement and increase children's enjoyment and engagement in learning.  Our curriculum is ambitious and designed to give all pupils, particularly disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEND, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. We aim for our children to have the necessary knowledge and skills for future learning and employment.  Our curriculum offer starts in Early years and builds progressively over time through a sequenced approach of connected facts.

Merton Bank Primary School is committed to meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum (2014) whilst incorporating other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of pupils in our school. Merton Bank Primary School is an inclusive school, with a whole school approach to meeting the needs of individual pupils and removing barriers to learning. We want to create a happy, safe, caring and inclusive learning environment where every child will become an independent learner who achieves their full potential; this is key to our curriculum.  We believe our careful planning will mean that our curriculum is rich, balanced and stimulating in order to inspire children to nurture a passion for learning. 

Through our curriculum we give our children opportunities to develop confidence, skills, respect and knowledge, which enables our children to develop their attitudes to learning and to be well-rounded citizens for the future.  We aim for our children to leave our school as confident young people with a strong knowledge base, a range of life skills and to be ready for the next stages of their lives.

 Curriculum Areas and Subjects:

The areas are organised under the following subject headings:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Art and Design
  • Computing
  • Religious Education
  • Geography
  • PSHE (Relationships and Health Education)
  • Design Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • MFL
  • SMSC

Context is important for our children and we ensure that they understand how their learning fits into the bigger picture.  Key Knowledge is enhanced by well planned enrichment opportunities throughout their time at Merton Bank.  This enables teachers to engage and inspire children and support children in 'knowing more and remembering more'.