Curriculum Intent


Walkergate Community School motto is ‘together we make a difference’.

Walkergate’s curriculum is personalised to always reflect the needs and diversity of our current school community.  From Pre-Nursery to Year Six, we sequence knowledge and skills to build connections for children through a range of learning experiences.  We value all subjects equally, supporting children to develop skills that can be transferred between school, home, their community and the ever-changing world in which we all live.




NEAT Vision for 2018-2021

We belong to an innovative, sustainable trust working collaboratively with partners to share our vision and values that enables all learners within our influence to be well prepared personally, socially and academically for the next stage of their lives in a changing world.

Principles of the NEAT Curriculum

The NEAT curriculum is rooted with the child but has an eye to the future

•Includes real life experiences
•Provides opportunities to broaden horizons
•Is influenced by the child and their interests/passions/ needs/ skills
•Will include a hook to engage students with the context, knowledge, topics to be covered and an outcome wherever possible
•Is relevant
•Provides quality links to later life skills
•Goes beyond the National Curriculum
•Provides opportunities to broaden horizons

Characteristics of NEAT learner




Effective communicator