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Our Curriculum

Our Curriculum 

The Federation of Holy Trinity Church of England Schools is set over two sites. Our schools are located on the outskirts of the cathedral city of Ripon. Ripon is a cathedral city steeped in history and home to magnificent historical buildings and long-observed traditions. The city is proud of its ecclesiastical heritage, which is entwined with the church, both due to the cathedral in the city centre and its proximity to the nearby Fountains Abbey. Ripon has a rich military history; many pupils who attend the school are from military families. The Federation is representative of the emerging diversity within the city. Across the schools we have twenty-three different languages represented in our school.  Every child is recognised as a unique individual at Holy Trinity. We celebrate and welcome the differences within our school community.


The Federation of Holy Trinity Church of England Schools is committed to creating a welcoming community of faith where we learn and flourish together. Our curriculum encompasses the planned activities that we as a school organise learning, personal growth and development.  Our curriculum includes the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of pupils at Holy Trinity. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what pupils learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave.   We offer all our pupils an environment which opens up horizons of hope, aspiration and joy! As part of our community of faith pupils grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others. As they learn and flourish together they develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to learning leaving Holy Trinity as confident, aspirational learners ready for life in all its fullness.

Our Curriculum Policy is inclusive designed to support the way in which all members of the school can learn and flourish together. Each day opens up new opportunities, a fresh start bringing horizons of hope, aspiration and joy!


At Holy Trinity, we have designed and implemented an aspirational curriculum that is both immersive and progressive. We use a carefully planned model, with both breadth and depth, that is highly relevant and purposeful, and that truly broadens pupils’ outlook and views by promoting global perspectives. Our intent is to raise standards across all subjects, so our pupils engage with learning enabling them to flourish as confident, aspirational learners ready for life in all its fullness.

We provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning and believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We promote positive attitudes to learning, which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success.

We aim to offer hands-on, cohesive and challenging learning, highlighting human creativity and achievement. We strive to help our pupils realise the full potential they have to achieve and succeed, not just at school, but as educated citizens within their own community and on a wider global scale. We want the pupils’ learning to be more ‘outward-facing’, enabling them to become well-rounded and happy individuals who contribute positively to our community, society as a whole and on a wider global scale.

We aim to provide all our pupils with a broad and deep curriculum, that is highly relevant and purposeful, exciting for both staff and pupils, and that is aligned to our unique locality and all it has to offer. Our curriculum offers a wide range of inspiring, engaging and exploratory learning experiences, that includes developing cultural capital through planned activities, such as visitors in and trips out. Providing our pupils with opportunities for learning which lead to maximum growth and development is a key priority, including designing and implementing a curriculum that is best suited to their specific needs.