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Kirkby Thore School

Aim High


To reflect our new school status, as part of Changing Lives Learning Trust, we are developing a brand new, bespoke curriculum for our school to launch from September 2024. Kirkby Thore is a small village primary school placed in the heart of the community.  Our wonderful outside environment and rural location, set in the shadow of the Pennines, inspires us to 'aim high'. We are developing our curriculum to reflect this unique position so that children embed a clear understanding of where they are from, what they can see around them and how their locality has changed over time. Equally, our children must also understand that even from our remote corner of the world, we are global citizens. We are working to ensure that we bring to, and experience, the wider world in a way which inspires our pupils to explore it for themselves. Our intent is to ensure that sequenced learning opportunities promote critical thinking and engagement so that all children achieve to the best of their ability and appropriate to their age. 


We are developing our Early Years curriculum to ensure our youngest pupils benefit from bespoke experiences which take advantage of our fabulous setting and grounds. As we welcome children from the term following their third birthday, we will outline a planned cycle of experiences to excite and inspire our younger and older nursery and Reception age children. 

REMOTE LEARNING and the curriculum

We welcome children from the term after they turn 3 for up to 30 hours a week. Explore our website for more information or email