English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society.

A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak, listen, read and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and so others can communicate with them. Through our English curriculum, pupils have a chance to develop their knowledge, cultural capital, love for learning and their character. They are exposed to a range of texts enabling pupils to acquire new knowledge and to build on what they already know.

Our aim is to teach pupils to speak fluently and listen intently so that they can communicate clearly and develop their understanding. We aim to inspire pupils to gain pleasure and develop confidence within their English skills, wherever possible for genuine purposes and real audiences. We believe all the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society; pupils who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised.