Our Curriculum Intent


Our school provides a broad and balanced curriculum which challenges learners, encourages curiosity and inspires lifelong learning. We are active in our efforts to ensure our children are provided with opportunities and means to reach out beyond our community to understand their role as global citizens who have an awareness of wider, global issues.


We ensure that learning is sequenced in a way so children can securely use their prior knowledge and understanding to make links with new areas of learning. Based on strong foundations in phonics, reading, writing and mathematics we develop these skills across the whole curriculum. 


We celebrate our children as individuals and help them to recognise their own successes and talents and how they contribute to the wider ethos of the school. Our curriculum evolves reflecting how well we know our children and our implementation strategies are pertinently tailored to their needs; underpinned by secure foundation of reading, oracy and mathematical fluency. We intend for our curriculum to prepare our children to live successfully in an ever-changing modern society.

Why do we do what we do?


Established in 1691 by Edward Browne, we are pleased to serve the communities of Horbling and Swaton. We have a long history of service to the local community stretching back over 300 years. The choices around our school curriculum offer are based on our extensive and detailed knowledge of our families and the changing landscape in which members of our school community reside. We have used data and information from the Indices of Deprivation from 2019 to support the curriculum decisions we have made to ensure our curriculum provides our children with the Cultural Capital needed to prepare them for future success.

If you would like additional information about the school curriculum, please contact in the first instance.

Cultural Capital

Describing Cultural Capital at Brown's C of E Primary School




The Equality Act became law in 2010. It covers everyone in Britain and protects people from discrimination, harassment and victimisation because of the protected characteristics that we all have.

Under the Equality Act, there are nine protected characteristics:

  1. Age
  2. Disability
  3. Gender reassignment
  4. Race -  including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin
  5. Religion or belief
  6. Marriage or civil partnership
  7. Sex
  8. Sexual orientation
  9. Pregnancy and maternity

No form of discrimination is tolerated at Brown's Primary School and our pupils show respect for those who share the protected characteristics. 

We do not teach about all the protected characteristics in every year group. The curriculum is planned and delivered so that our pupils develop age appropriate knowledge and understanding during their time at Brown's Primary School. 

The 9 Protected Characteristics are actively promoted in school through:
•Our school ethos statements, SIP, and SEF
•Our school core values
•Our school behaviour policy
•Conscious role modelling by all adults in the school community
•Active engagement and communication with parents and carers
•Picture News

•Rights Respecting Schools 
•Discussion within curriculum subjects, taking across-curricular approach
•Promoting articulation by building appropriate language and a coherent vocabulary
•Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) sessions

•Religious Education (RE) lessons,RSE lessons,
•Pupil Voice
•Educational visits
•School council
•Extra-curricular activities, after-school clubs, charity workand work within the local community

We have developed a Learning Passport of '30 Things' we want our children to achieve and experience whilst at Brown's School. We created these 'things' with our parent and pupil body and prioritise these to support our children to experience Cultural Capital and have an understanding and awareness of the Fundamental British Values that help them grow into global citizens ready to live in the modern world.

30 Things Passport to Learning

We teach Phonics through the Read Write Inc Programme. The link below will take you to our phonics page where you can find out more information.