At the Fountains Federation the curriculum has been designed to promote and sustain a thirst for knowledge and understanding, whilst ensuring that all learners are promoted to be as independent as possible.

As well as covering a wide range of subjects, we also provide opportunities for creativity, enterprise and sporting excellence. That said, wherever appropriate, emphasis is also placed on acquiring, developing and applying core skills in English and Maths. Our excellence is reflected by quality marks gained by the school, which subject leaders use to guide improvement work and evaluate the impact of their actions.

Our Values-based education philosophy underpins our work to actively promote fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those from all faiths, backgrounds and cultures. A rounded programme of assemblies and events promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, enabling them to develop their own moral and ethical compass to guide what is right and what is wrong.

Pupil progress and attainment is tracked through the progression they make in the P levels and National Curriculum levels. In addition to this, pupils are given Individual Target Plans. Homework is also set regularly in school and at a level which meets the needs of a diverse range of pupils, in line with our Homework Policy.


Throughout the curriculum there is a running theme of Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS). This provides a framework for describing the qualities and skills needed for success in learning and life.

Please read our school curriculum statements below. To find out more about our programs and curriculum, please contact us.

Bitham Lane, Stretton, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0HB

Primary School

Head of School: Nicola Price

t: 01283 247600



Always achieving our potential

High School

Head of School: Gareth Allen

t: 01283 247580


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