Ofsted, March 2024: “This is a school where pupils learn to be themselves, to respect difference and to speak out when they see injustice….Pupils respond to the school’s high expectations for their academic outcomes….Pupils’ excellent behaviour means that staff can focus on the joy of teaching.” Ofsted, March 2024.


Our school’s curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning, and personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also non-statutory elements particular to our school, for example Forest Schools, and also the various extra-curricular activities that we provide in order to enrich the children’s school experience. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’ – what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. We want children to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others, while at the same time developing their knowledge and skills, in order to achieve their true potential.


We seek the highest standards of attainment for all our children, identifying quality first teaching as the biggest key to success. We value the breadth and ambition of the curriculum that we provide, aiming for all pupils to study the best of all that has been thought, said and written by many generations of academics and scholars. We aim to foster creativity in our children, and to help them become independent life-long learners. Above all we believe in making learning fun, interesting and meaningful, whilst focusing on two basic principles:

1.         Learning is a change to long-term memory.

2.         Ensuring that our pupils experience a wide breadth of study and have, by the end  of each key stage, long-term memory of an ambitious body of knowledge.

Our school curriculum is underpinned by the values that we hold dear at our school, including our Christian Values. Values are beliefs or principles that guide the way we think and behave.  Our Christian Values are: love, kindness, forgiveness, courage, thankfulness, hope, faithfulness, respect. These are interwoven with the fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

A major importance for us at St Luke's is to develop pupils' love of learning in order that they can be as independent as possible and to ignite a passion for learning that will continue throughout their lives.

Our independent learning philosophy is exemplified by:

  • L learn for life (we are all learners, learning doesn’t just take place in the classroom)
  • E explore new things (have a go, take risks, do not stress if it is not right the first time.)
  • A ask good questions (ask questions of ourselves, of others, of experts – remain curious!)
  • R reflect and improve (respond to feedback from peers and teachers, steal great ideas – be the best we can be!)
  • N never give up (perseverance, “stickability”, no matter how talented we may be, we still have to work hard to be the best we can be.)

These aspects of learning underpin all that we do in school.

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to learn, to succeed, to value one another

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. A value is a belief or principle that guides our thinking and behaviour. Our values underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils to be happy and confident and to to take an active role in their community and the wider world.

Each year group has adopted one of our Christian values: Kindness, Forgiveness, Courage, Thankfulness, Hope, Faithfulness and Respect. Our over-arching Christian Value is Love. Throughout the year children are helped to explore, have opportunities to practise and then given time to reflect on what each of our Christian values means to them.


St Luke's CE Primary School

Jubilee Road, Formby, Merseyside, L37 2HW

Mrs L Carrigan | Bursar

01704 872692

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