Admissions, Curriculum Essentials & Prospectus

Our Curriculum

Hayton School sets out to provide for the needs of all children in the school, through a broad and balanced, knowledge rich, skills based curriculum, relevant to each individual child and promotes deep learning across all subjects.

We use the Chris Quigley Essentials Curriculum based on the Key Stage 1 & 2 National Curriculum for England and the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework. The Chris Quigley Essentials curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework informs our choices about content and curriculum sequencing to ensure effective learning and progression throughout the school.

We track the progress of pupils in the Early Years using the Early Learning Goals and Key Stage 1 & 2 children use Chris Quigley’s Depth of Learning. In addition, we use Accelerated Reader and Power Maths to support the accuracy of Teacher Assessment. Power Maths ensures mastery in mathematical reasoning using manipulatives to support learning and understanding of arithmetic and mathematical enquiry.

This information supports children’s next steps in learning to achieve a deeper understanding and mastery of all subjects. In addition to the National Curriculum, Religious Education is taught in line with the Cumbria Agreed syllabus and children are also given the opportunity to take part in thoughtful and reflective experiences in collective worship with in the school and at St Mary Magdalen Church, Hayton. We provide a culturally rich and diverse curriculum with a global dimension that gives children the chance to reflect on our Christian and British Values.


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The closing date for applications for entry in September 2021 is 15th January 2021.

Further information can be found on the Cumbria County Council’s website.

With regard to our Admissions Policy, please be aware that in the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church [or, in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church [or in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] or alternative premises have been available for public worship.