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Vision Statement

At Weatherfield Academy, we believe that English is a fundamental life skill. English develops children’s ability to listen, speak, read and write for a wide range of purposes. Children are able to express themselves creatively and imaginatively as they become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama, as well as of non-fiction and media text.

English at Weatherfield Academy

At Weatherfield Academy, we primarily follow the Primary National Curriculum.


At Key Stage 2, pupils have daily Literacy lessons that are differentiated according to individual pupil ability levels. This is achieved by using adapted plans from EYFS, up to year 2.


At Key Stage 3, pupils are taught five weekly lessons for Literacy skills and three lessons for English, focussing on improving the quality of the books that they read and their comprehension skills.


At Key Stage 4 and 5, pupils have at least 4 weekly English lessons. We see English as a fundamental skill to develop.


  • AQA English Entry Level 1 - 3.

  • AQA Functional Skills Level 1 - Level 2.

  • AQA Step up to English Silver / Gold.


Pupils’ reading and spelling are assessed annually with the Suffolk reading and spelling standardised tests.

Pupils also have the opportunity throughout the year to highlight their own talents.

Other Information

Throughout the year pupils experience a wide variety of live theatre productions such as:


  • Pantomime at Grove Theatre

  • At least two performances by M&M productions


Pupils also have the opportunity throughout the year to highlight their own talents.

If you would like further information about our English curriculum please contact Mrs Kim Parris, English Co-ordinator via the academy office or by email:


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Mr J Selmes


Weatherfield Academy

Brewers Hill Road, Dunstable



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