Heyes Avenue, Haydock, St Helens, Merseyside WA11 0XQ

01744 678300



Grange Valley Primary & Nursery School

Inspire to Guide, Challenge and Achieve.

Our Curriculum has been designed by the staff and children to provide a bespoke, unique and exciting learning experience which, through the nurturing of curiosity, aims to support our children to know more and remember more!

Within this broad and balanced approach, we place an important emphasis on developing resilience and perseverance and promoting wellbeing and health, with reading at the heart of everything that we do. 

Our ‘knowledge-engaged’ approach to subject disciplines, provides opportunities to build upon both knowledge and skills. Subjects are discretely taught (using  Development Matters and the National Curriculum as a basis and enhanced by carefully selected pedagogical research) and focussed upon progressively developing pupils’ knowledge, skills and vocabulary; attributes which our pupils can then take on through every step of their academic journey.   

All subjects are centrally driven by our values and ethos - Inspire to Guide, Challenge & Achieve, which permeate throughout everything that we do. The purpose of our curriculum is to ensure that our children are successful in life and learning, no matter what their starting points and barriers to learning may be. As a school, our curriculum sets high expectations for each and every child, meaning that we are relentless in our commitment to provide rich learning experiences which gives our children hope and ambition for the future.  

Just as popular superheroes are provided with talents which they use to better the world, we believe that all our children are provided with their own talents which they can use to harness their achievements and aspirations. 

Our POWERS characters

All characters help us make links across the discrete curriculum subjects so that we can build on our knowledge! Through our POWERS characters we  explore Community, Democracy and Diversity in all subjects.

Peri looks after her physical & mental health in many different ways.  Click on the curriculum links below to find out more.

Omar lovers literature and language. His outstanding oracy gives him the ability to express himself fluently and grammatically in speech. Click on the curriculum links below to find out more.

Wren enjoys learning about our wonderful world. Culture, countries and history fascinate her the most! Click on the curriculum links below to find out more.

Eli spends his time exploring and using different media and materials. His talent is expressive art & design. Click on the curriculum links below to find out more.

Rhea is a whiz on the computer she finds remote learning easy! Click on the  curriculum links below to find out more.

 Stan strives to support everyone in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Click on the curriculum links below to find out more.