Our Learning

Here at Park Infant Academy we provide a creative curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum.

With the new National Curriculum introduced by the Government in 2014 we have been working hard to refresh our Academy approach and provision for pupils. As part of this work we have implemented the Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children.

Cornerstones offers a curriculum which is balanced and broad and which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the Academy, and actively promotes fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutal respect and tolerance of those with different faitrhs and beliefs. At Park we aim to prepare pupils at the Academy for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. We hold a daily act of collective worship and teach religious education to pupils. 

What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?

The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the new 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our new curriculum will be delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which will provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning. 

We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our new curriculum will provide lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.

Cornerstones also provide a rigorous essential skills framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These essential skills are tied to activities and are age related so that staff can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs.

How it Works?

Children will progress through four stages of learning in each ILP – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. To find out more about these stages please click on the link through to Cornerstones website:



Information on the National Curriculum can be found at:


  1. Parents guide to the new curriculum 2014