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Chestnut Park Primary School

Chestnut ParkPrimary School


Wider Curriculum Opportunities & Cultural Capital

Enrichment experiences  provide  whole communities with opportunities  to extend their learning beyond the academic, technical and vocational. They enrich the school experience to engage young people in the wider community and teach important social and emotional life skills. 

Our curriculum extends beyond the National Curriculum and includes a wide range of enriching experiences and opportunities both within and beyond the school day. This includes an extensive programme of after-school clubs, that support the core curriculum offer, as well as those which develop specialist skills and enrich children’s life experiences (Cultural Capital). Through our Trust values-led approach to enrichment, we develop the whole child: academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. 

A primary focus of our curriculum is to ensure every child can ASPIRE. Our Enrichment programme supports children with Ambition, Success, Progression, Inclusion, Resilience and Equity. 

The school takes pride in providing a highly inclusive environment, where learners demonstrate high levels of enjoyment in their education and make extraordinary progress across the curriculum.

Through our school  and Trust Enrichment opportunities every child will Advance and Achieve

Futura  Whole Trust Enrichment Opportunities 

 Futura Fifty Enrichment Mission

Mission: To provide extraordinary enrichment opportunities that connect communities with the knowledge, skills and experiences to become successful, confident and independent citizens who can make a positive contribution to their local and wider global community

Parent Engagement Offer

Our  parent engagement offer includes opportunities to welcome members of the community into school to share and celebrate pupils learning experiences. Examples of community events include; open classroom mornings, Christmas celebrations, productions, Easter fayres, coffee mornings, trips etc.

Parent Engagement Framework

School Enrichment Opportunities 

 Whole School Focus 

We prioritise enrichment opportunities that involve whole school participation to build connections between pupils and the wider community. Supporting pupil wellbeing is central to our enrichment opportunities to highlight the importance of self-care: mental, physical and emotional health. Our learning intentions and enrichment activities throughout the year promote our schools HEART Values – Honesty, Empathy, Appreciation, Respect, Trust.  We  celebrate World Book Day, British Science Week, Arts, History, Poetry and Drama Weeks, Non-Fiction November, Food and Festivals Week, Share-a-Story, Anti-bullying week & Safer Internet Day, plus child-led Enterprise projects, all of which broaden and enhance the education of our learners. Reading afternoons, Community Christmas events, Easters Feasts and Festivities, Fayres, Community Digs and weekly inclusive coffee mornings provide further opportunities for the school to welcome parents and community members to share and celebrate learning and important life experiences.

Learning Together Events 

We hold termly open classroom mornings where parents are invited into their child’s class to observe teaching by their child’s class teacher and join their child for a learning experience. Termly curriculum workshops are held for teachers to demonstrate and explain how curriculum subjects are taught and how they can further support learning at home. We welcome members of our community in to school to inspire pupils and support aspirations by talking about real career and life experiences. At the end of every term we have a ‘Showcase’ of Learning’ where parents are invited into school to share and celebrate pupils learning journeys and their success.

The Arts 

All pupils participate in a varied and inspiring arts curriculum. In addition to the creative arts curriculum that is taught, pupils can attend additional art, drama and music clubs taught by experts. Drama productions allow children to develop confidence and express themselves and celebrate learning. All pupils in key stage one and two benefit from learning a  musical instrument taught by a music specialist. Pupils also have the opportunity to showcase their creative learning through Trust wide art galleries,  choirs, orchestra’s and drama productions.

Pupil Voice and Leadership

Pupils are at the heart every decision that we make and action that we take. We take every opportunity to listen to pupils views and involve them in the running and development of the school. Pupils are encouraged to adopt roles and responsibilities which impact decisions made. These include a School Council, Play Leaders, Eco Monitors, House Captains, Lunch and Library Monitors. We run weekly Team Talk sessions in vertical peer groups to give every child a voice and the ability to contribute to the school community.

 Visits, Visitors and Residential Trips

To enhance and enrich our vibrant curriculum pupils have the opportunity to participate in educational visits to local museums, library’s and sites of local interest. We carefully plan school trips each year to support the taught curriculum and  allow the children to develop their independence whilst experiencing outdoor and adventurous activities, supporting their development of self agency.  Where visits, are not possible, we invite outside providers into school to give the children stimulating and immersive experiences.

Outdoor Learning

Pupils benefit from extensive outdoor space, including a large field, forest school area, and well-equipped playgrounds. All children are encouraged to learn outside as much as possible. We have a daily mile track to support pupils achieve their exercise goals. Pupils benefit from a specialist sports coach and Forest school expert that  teach all pupils  weekly.

Extra Curricular Clubs 

School staff and external providers offer an extensive range of extra curricular clubs both at lunchtime and after school including; multi-sports, dance, drama, music, cooking, gardening, music, IT, book club, and board games to name a few. Every child attends an extra-curricular club. A specialist PE Coach teaches a sports programme to every year group, once a week and supports active playtimes.

Enrichment at Chestnut Park

DFE Activity Passport 

The DFE Activity Passport helps children the skills, language and resilience needed in school and beyond. Using the same, low or no cost approach, 50 Things to Do Primary is designed to enable children to become increasingly independent in their own decision-making. 

DFE Activity Passport

Enrichment Clubs

We offer a vast array of Enrichment clubs run by internal staff and external agencies. Every child will attend an enrichment club either within or beyond the school day. Current enrichment clubs include:

  • Art
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • ICT
  • Construction
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Multi-Sports

Photo Gallery - Community Enrichment 


Showcase of Learning


Open Classrooms


Community Christmas




Forest School


Community Visitors