Chulmleigh Academy Trust

Skip to content ↓
  • Small Group Open Events October 2021

    Due to Devon being in a Covid Enhanced Response Area until 4th October, we have taken the difficult decision to change the way we conduct our open events by replacing the College Open Evening on Tuesday 21st September with a wide range of smaller and more personal events. We are very keen to meet prospective parents/carers and pupils and are delighted to be able to offer a ‘package’ of Covid-safe opportunities to help inform your choice of secondary school for September 2022.
    Small group tours – wide range of dates available
    We are offering small group tours with our Executive Headteacher Michael Johnson, Deputy Executive Headteacher Neil Payne and SENDCO Laura Mackie. After school for those who may not be able to visit in working hours and morning tours for those who wish to visit during a normal school day.  Being able to see the school ‘in action’ provides an excellent window into what we offer here at Chulmleigh College, and with the tours being led by our Senior Leadership Team in a small group environment, you will have ample opportunities to ask any questions you may have. 
    We are offering a wide range of dates for these tours, please click on the links below to book.
    After school tours: Morning tours:
    Year 6 Taster Morning Saturday 16th October 9am-12pm We are delighted to be able to offer prospective pupils the chance to attend a Taster Morning at the College, where they will experience a range of lessons and activities.


Lapford Community Primary School

Lapford Community Primary School, Eastington Road, Lapford, Devon, EX17 6QE


Curriculum Intent

At Lapford Community Primary School, we make children’s learning exciting, fun, meaningful and challenging. We insist on high standards, which we are then proud to share.

  • Our work starts with an exciting experience or challenge to capture the children’s interest and generate enthusiasm.
  • A high quality outcome brings together the children’s learning in a meaningful way and is shared with parents and the community.
  • Curriculum skills and knowledge are taught rigorously through a range of engaging and challenging activities.

We want the learning experience for all of our pupils to be memorable so that they are ready for the next step in their journey. Staff draw on each others’ expertise and have designed a curriculum offer that we believe creates well rounded, life long learners who are prepared for the challenges and adventures that await them.

Our curriculum intent in underpinned by the National Curriculum. Subject leaders have worked hard in putting learning into meaningful contexts that are built upon year on year, as children progress through the school.

Our curriculum is designed to enable children to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding through a creative and thematic approach to learning. Knowledge Organisers have been carefully designed to identify the key information and essential knowledge that the children need to have learned by the end of the topic. The staff at Lapford Community Primary School implement their curriculum through promoting a ‘go for it’ attitude, supporting children to take responsibility for themselves, when appropriate. Building ‘Learning Power’ is at the heart of our teaching.

We believe that we are all on a learning journey together and because of this, our staff continually reflect upon the impact of our teaching through assessment, surveys, discussions, learning walks and data scrutiny. If we need to adapt our teaching, we will, because the most important thing is that our pupils are challenged, prepared and are happy learner.

Themes are planned over a Four Year Cycle.

Please see the links below to our planning; these include: The Four Year Cycle, Curriculum Maps and associated Knowledge Organisers.

Lapford Community Primary School  Four-Year Topic Cycle

History Focus
  Geography Focus
Environmental/Science Focus
Then and Now An African Adventure Pollution Protestors

Lost Worlds
(changes beyond living history)

China Earth Matters
Vile Victorians  Vicious Vikings Rainforests

Time Travellers

Oceans, Seas and Rivers Planet Heroes

Curriculum Overviews for all subjects can be found at the bottom of this page.

Please see below for some useful documents which provide more information.

The following external links provide more detailed information about the current curricula.

National Primary Curriculum (external link)

RE Primary Syllabus

PE Primary Curriculum (external link