Elmfield School

Foundation Stage and Primary

Children in Elmfield School for Deaf Children are taught in accordance with the Early Learning Goals and the National Curriculum. 

The children follow a broad and balanced curriculum in accordance with the National Curriculum. We use The Edison Curriculum which includes discrete teaching on Core Learning Skills and Connected Curriculum Units covering themes that change across the school term by term. English, mathematics and science receive the majority of the teaching time. 

We believe that all children are entitled to an ambitious curriculum full of opportunity and our children also have regular PE, humanities (history & geography), art, design & technology, ICT, PSHE, RE, dance and music as part of their weekly timetable. We are very proud to have been given the Music Mark Award in September 2022 in recognition of our work.  

Parents and carers have the right to withdraw their children from RE and Collective Worship on religious grounds should they wish to do so. This can be discussed with the headteacher on an individual basis. 

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is covered in the framework of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE). The school’s Sex and Relationships Education Policy is available from the school office and parents and carers are invited to view the materials used in teaching the elements of the programme should they so wish.    


The curriculum information for Primary are located under the Classes tab. 

 For families who are interested in our provision and wondering how it might benefit their child, we offer 2 exciting drop in opportunities for children in other settings.  

For nursery aged children we can offer blocks of ‘Stay and Play’ sessions for one morning a week. This is a great opportunity for your child to play with other children of a similar age and allows parents to see for themselves how our school can support a deaf child and their family.  

Stay and Play leaflet link here. 

For older pupils, we run our Hippo Club. A lovely enrichment afternoon to join our Forest school provision, as well as participate in activities run by our Deaf Instructor, alongside the Emfield pupils. Another fantastic opportunity to see how our education model could benefit your child.