Giggleswick: 01729 822248 / Hellifield: 01729 850215 / Long Preston: 01729 840377

At the Ribblesdale Federation of schools we are all committed to helping children become independent thinkers who are curious about and ready to contribute to and succeed in the world where they live.

The Ribblesdale Federation is built on strong values (love, friendship, kindness and respect) where relationships across our three schools are highly regarded. We have a positive and purposeful environment that values the individuality of each member of our federation community and celebrates their achievements.

Our curriculum is designed to help all Ribblesdale Federation children develop a passion for learning and a love of life so they succeed in school and beyond and is underpinned by our vision ‘Do everything in love’.

Our Curriculum Tree sets out our curriculum offer:

Our Curriculum Roots

Developing as people – Healthy and Active (regular exercise and hydration, staying safe, healthy lunches, healthy minds)

The Ribblesdale Way – Living life through our federation values (love, kindness, friendship, respect)

A strong moral compass – Being the difference we wish to see (sense of community, global connection, social justice, spiritual awareness)

Developing as learners – Intellectual curiosity (resilience; communication; reflection; critical thinking).

Our Curriculum Trunk

Sets no ceiling on learning and aims to inspire.

Allows children to learn the essential knowledge they need to become educated and well-rounded citizens, preparing them for life beyond our schools.

Reflects our local communities and the wider world.

Is inclusive and responds to children’s needs, overcoming potential barriers for individuals and groups of children.

Values language, literacy and a love of reading as integral to the teaching of all subjects.

Engages children through memorable learning experiences.

Our Curriculum Crown

Performances as audience and participator (musical instruments, singing, productions, theatre)

Outdoor and adventurous activities (outdoor learning, forest schools, residential trips, 60 things to do before you leave Primary School)

Memorable curriculum experiences (theme days, educational visits, visitors)

Sporting opportunities (swimming for all, daily mile, school games, intra-school leagues, clubs)

Leadership Opportunities (school council, eco-council, digital leaders, playground buddies, sports leaders, assembly leaders)