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Digging Deep, Aiming High at Kippax North

Resilience, Integrity, Equality, Individuality, Kindness, Pride.

Our Curriculum Intent:

Our ethos statement, Digging Deep, Aiming High at Kippax North underpins our curriculum design.  As part of the Brigshaw Learning Partnership, Kippax North provides a “cradle to career” education (3-11) that allows our children to enjoy lives of choice and opportunity.


Our curriculum drivers:

Our curriculum is designed to ensure our children are proud of their own background and culture, but are also inspired by the diversity of the wider world and all it can offer.

Based on the National Curriculum, we have developed our “Aiming High” curriculum which is coherent, knowledge-rich and builds cultural capital

The curriculum sits alongside meaningful experiences; visits, visitors and extra-curricular clubs provide an enhanced understanding of the World beyond our school.


Knowledge is systematically  taught, revised and revisited so that it is committed to pupils’ long-term memory.  Throughout, there are opportunities for children to develop personally, socially and emotionally.  Ambitious, subject-specific vocabulary is weaved through our curriculum to enable pupils to become articulate communicators.

Our curriculum enables pupils to master knowledge and skills, and is adapted according to individual need so that all pupils can succeed.  Daily opportunities to “retrieve” previous learning allows children to develop schema that is constantly revisited, and enables them to build on the solid foundations of previous learning.

Our 6 values underpin the delivery of our curriculum-

Resilience- we encourage pupils to relish challenge, to see mistakes as learning opportunities, to positively seek solutions and to persevere.

Integrity- we promote responsibility and self-motivation in pupils and ensure they understand the impact on learning of working hard and trying their best.

Equality- we believe we are better together than alone and value everyone’s contribution.

Individuality- our curriculum empowers children as they become increasingly knowledgeable and develop their own interests and passions.

Kindness- we teach our pupils to be tolerant, respectful citizens who value and celebrate diversity and difference.

Pride- we give our best efforts at all times and take pride in showcasing our learning.

Our Curriculum Implementation:

Our subjects are taught discreetly so that pupils develop an understanding of the purpose of each subject in its own right. The different components of a subject are explicitly taught (eg structures, mechanisms, textiles etc in Design &Technology).

Units of work are enhanced by a Knowledge Organiser which lists the core facts (substantive knowledge) for each topic.  These are added to books or contained within pupil booklets,  and are available on our website for pupils to self-quiz or to inform parents of the learning taking place. 

Our lessons follow a 4-part structure as follows:

1. Retrieve-pupils recall or apply previously taught key knowledge which will be a mix of last lesson, last term or last year’s learning.

2. Explain – this part of the lesson allows pupils to focus in specifically on the new learning taking place.  

3. Model - where the teacher demonstrates how to carry out a task, question or activity, and sets their expectations. 

4. Practise-children apply their learning to carefully selected activities. They are expected to use the taught vocabulary and demonstrate the knowledge and skills which have been explained and modelled.

If you would like to find out more about our curriculum, please contact Mrs Burland at


Term dates 2023-24

Term Dates for 2023-24 Can be found here

Holiday Dates

Term Dates

Autumn Term 1

Wednesday 6th Sept to Friday 27th Oct

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Monday 19th Feb to Thursday 28th March

Tuesday 9th Jan to Friday 9th Feb

Monday 6th Nov to Friday 22nd Dec

Monday 15th April to Friday 24th May

Spring Term 2

Christmas Holidays

Monday 25th Dec to Friday 5th Jan

Half Term

Monday 30th Oct to Friday 3rd Nov

Half Term

Monday 12th Feb to Friday 16th Feb

Summer Term 1

Easter Holidays

Friday 29th March to Friday 12th April

Summer Term 2

Half Term

Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May

Summer Holidays

Monday 22nd July to Friday 30th August

Monday 3rd June to Friday 19th July

Application timetable

The below timetable applies to applications made to Leeds City Council. If you apply to another local authority, they may have different dates

Admissions Timetable (2023 start)
Applications Open
1 November 2023
Deadline date for applications for Reception places in September 2022
15 January 2024
Late applications
12 February 2024
National Offers Day
17 April 2024
Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (please return appeal forms to the academy)
16 May 2024
Date on which Year Reception appeal hearings will be held
June – July 2024
Appeal decision letters to be sent
Within 5 working days from date of hearing wherever possible

We would love to hear from you.

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