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.


The National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure all pupils develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through five different types of science enquiries:

  • observing over time
  • comparative and fair testing
  • research
  • pattern seeking
  • identifying and classifying

See the "working scientifically skills progression grids" below for how this looks in the various key stages in school.


Pupils will learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions about the world around them. They will be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. 

At St. Luke’s, we want to provoke curiosity about the world and how it works through a broad, balanced, challenging and ambitious Science curriculum. Our curriculum provides the foundations for understanding whilst developing the skills and knowledge to help them think scientifically with an understanding of scientific processes.

Please see the subject statement below for further information.

"We sometimes forget about the creative part of science. I think you need time to daydream, to let your imagination take you where it can...I've noticed among the creative, successful scientists who've really advanced things, that was a part of their life." 

Elizabeth H. Blackburn

Molecular Biologist 2010


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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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