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Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Curriculum at DEP School

Our Curriculum Pathways

Our Curriculum at Dame Ellen Pinsent School is one that enables pupils to experience and develop in their own unique learning style, where children are happy; developing independence and confidence, so that they can be their very best.  With our school values underpinning all that we do, pupils learn in a diverse environment that promotes positive social skills, self-awareness, respect, empathy, choice and tolerance.

At Dame Ellen Pinsent school we have 3 Curriculum pathways, they are designed to meet the needs of all of our pupils across the school. The table below highlights the Curriculum content and coverage for each pathway.



Our younger children will start within the Seedlings pathway and either move to Woodlands or Orchard from there. Our pathways are very fluid and each year staff and professionals have discussions in order to make the right decision about which pathway each pupil will follow. 


The content below details the Intent, Implementation and Impact for each of our Curriculum Pathways. Subject specific information for each pathway can be found by clicking each subject area on the left-hand side of this page.


Seedlings Pathway

Orchard Pathway

Woodlands Pathway

In line with the Birmingham Curriculum Statement, we have designed our curriculum to offer our pupils the right curriculum for them, one that engages and inspires.  We are determined to offer experiences that not only allows pupils to acquire knowledge, skills and understanding, but also to ensure our pupils have every opportunity to capitalise on experiences relevant to them. Please click on the attachment below to view the Birmingham Curriculum Statement.