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The Good Shepherd

Catholic Primary School

“I am the Good Shepherd; I know my own and my own know me”. John 10:14"

Our Curriculum

Good Shepherd Years 1-6 Long Term Curriculum Map

How do we provide a rich curriculum?

We are delighted to be able to offer an ‘outstanding programme of subjects’ which enable our pupils to ‘develop excellent skills in reading, writing and mathematics, while at the same time growing as individuals’. 


Our children haveunparalleled opportunities to learn new and stimulating skills and to take their skills to an unusually high level’.  They have ‘remarkable opportunities to explore such history topics as the Great Fire of London through the medium of art by working with professional artists in their studio. Pupils learn exceptionally well because they receive the finest teaching, not just from their class teachers, but also from specialist teachers, such as French, drama and music teachers, who ensure that pupils’ learning is of exceptional quality.



Taken together with the rich programme of trips and visits to places of interest, pupils at the school learn skills that prepare them exceptionally well for the next stage of schooling’. OFSTED 2014


In addition to this we promote wider participation in such activities as dance, swimming and cricket.


A Good Shepherd school day

 Bell rings at 8.55am


Morning break

Key Stage 1: 10.30 - 10.45am

Year 3 and Year 4: 10.45 - 11.00am

Year 5 and Year 6: 11.00 - 11.15am



Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1: 11.45am - 12.45pm

Year 3: 12.00 - 1.00pm

Year 4 - Year 6: 12.30 - 1.30pm


School day ends at 3.15pm


Whole school assembly: Mondays at 9am

Class led assemblies: Wednesdays at 9am on specified dates

Whole school praise assembly: Fridays at 9am

Music at Good Shepherd


In addition to  class music lessons we offer pupils the opportunity to learn a variety of musical instruments. 


At The Good Shepherd, we work with a company called Pelican Music.  For more information and prices please contact the school office.


Through Pelican,  lessons can be arranged for your child to learn:



  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Classical Guitar



  • Trumpet
  • Cornet
  • Trombone
  • French Horn


  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon


  • Piano

Music Theory

  • Beginner
  • Grade 3 - 4
  • Grade 5 
  • Aural Training

 Guitar and Drums are taught in small groups to children in Years 1 - 6 on Fridays by Ashley Hall. 


*Please note that lessons are taught during the school day as per a set timetable. Places for all music lessons are limited and there are waiting lists in place.   For more information or to sign up for lessons, please see the office*

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The Good Shepherd School holds a uniform policy; details can be found attached.

Phonics Workshop 2017

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