At Rawmarsh Community School we understand that getting the curriculum right for each and every individual student is the single most important factor in ensuring progress, encouraging positive engagement and raising aspirations.


At Rawmarsh Community School we want all students to leave able and qualified to play their full part in an ever-changing world, through an ambitious, creative and innovative curriculum which empowers students with the skills, knowledge and attributes to allow them to succeed with the challenges of life beyond their time at school. (in their next phase of education and their working life).

We aim to engender a love of learning, self-belief and aspiration through 4 key intentions:

  • Intention 1: Removing barriers to learning
  • Intention 2: Developing skills for learning
  • Intention 3: Developing personal attributes
  • Intention 4: Enriching students’ experiences and broadening their horizons

Intention 1: Removing barriers to learning

We want all our students to go out into the world, and become successful, happy, fulfilled adults who will be good citizens and make a positive contribution to society. The acquisition of basic skills is either at the heart of achieving this or a barrier to learning and prevent students from fully flourishing. Four common barriers, if left unchallenged, will limit the progress, engagement and development of students who access our curriculum.

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Oracy
  • Vocabulary

We remove barriers to learning and support students’ ability to access the curriculum through the development of literacy, numeracy, oracy skills and vocabulary acquisition.

Intention 2: Developing skills for learning (Subject way)

Each curriculum area intends to grow mini subject specialists, for example, mini Geographers, Historians, Linguists and Mathematicians through the development of the ‘subject way’. Student knowledge and essential learning skills go hand in hand. Students need to remember with fluency in order to be fully established mini-subject specialists. We strive, at all times, for personal excellence by developing the 5 key skills for success below:

  • Recall
  • Interpretation
  • Creativity
  • Analysis
  • Evaluation
  • Divergent thinking

Intention 3: Developing personal attributes (The Rawmarsh Way)

At the heart of our curriculum is the Rawmarsh Way. This allows us all to promote the attributes our children need in order to develop their independence, responsibility and resilience to have a happy and successful life beyond Rawmarsh.

The Rawmarsh Way promotes:

  • Aspiration
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Resilience
  • Tolerance

Intention 4: To enrich students’ experiences and broaden their horizons:

Our intent is that all students have a full understanding of how to develop themselves as well rounded citizens, maintain healthy relationships and understand how to keep themselves safe both online and in their day-to-day life. We want all students to know what options are open to them in the future and understand the routes they have in order to progress on their life journey. Our curriculum will include:

  • Experiential Learning – Trips, visitors,
  • Hands-on Experiences – Practical opportunities in the classroom
  • Extracurricular opportunities – sports clubs, School shows
  • Wider opportunities – DoE, Residential, Camps international, charity work/involvement

If you have any queries or questions relating to the Curriculum, please contact Mr M. Turton, on

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  • Movement Evening Gymnastics Practice
    January 20, 2020 @ 11:40 am - 12:10 pm

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