St. Mary's Catholic Primary Academy, Swires Road, Halifax, HX1 2ER

01422 362365
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We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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At St Mary’s Catholic Primary Academy, writing is an integral part of our education. We strongly aim for this subject to be accessible to all of our children as we understand that it will affect our children for the rest of their life both in school and in their everyday life. Our writing curriculum is ambitious and is designed to give all of our learners the knowledge and culture capital they need to succeed in life. The writing curriculum is coherently planned and sequences towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills as the children go through school.

We ensure that all children have high expectations of themselves in their writing and where a child has high Special Educational Needs, the curriculum is also designed to meet their needs. The writing curriculum is exciting, engaging and accessible for all children.

The National Curriculum says:

“English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them.”

This is at the heart of our writing curriculum

 Our Writing Policy


Writing At Home With Your Child



Our texts that drive our writing outcomes