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At Derwentwater, we aim to provide rich learning experiences that allow every child to master basic skills, discover and develop talents, deepen interests and succeed in ways they did not imagine possible.

We offer an ambitious, knowledge and skills-based education that harnesses a love of learning.

We engage the children with memorable experiences that spark curiosity, we develop children’s understanding by exploring and gaining new skills and knowledge in greater depth. Next, children innovate by thinking creatively and making links in their learning. Lastly, children are encouraged to express their learning through talk, reflection and explanation to ensure learning sticks and progress is made.


Cornerstone curriculum

Cornerstone curriculum is a learning platform that provides our school with the tools and resources to deliver a unique curriculum that reflects the needs of our school. Through the Cornerstone platform Derwentwater delivers a broad and balanced menu of learning from nursery to year 6 through a range of inspiring subject led projects. The curriculum projects are carefully sequenced and interconnected to support children’s learning over time. The engaging content is underpinned by a robust knowledge and skills framework that builds on the national curriculum programmes of study. Spaced practice and opportunities for retrieval are mapped carefully across the whole curriculum. The intent of our curriculum ensures that children develop the necessary cultural capital to be successful at Derwentwater and beyond.

Year group topic webs and knowledge organisers provide more information about the projects and the broad curriculum taught at Derwentwater. We aim to inspire children through an engaging curriculum that provides an education in which children go on to achieve and thrive.

Specialist Teaching

At Derwentwater Primary School each class benefits specialist teachers in Music, Sport and Computing. They work alongside class teachers to provide children with a more in-depth education and unique experiences as well as continued development opportunities for our class teachers to ensure we are delivering the very best provision for our pupils.

Curriculum subjects

Curriculum-Gallery (ID 1026)



  • Art and Design
  • Design and Technology
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Computing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Science