Inspire: Learning, growing and achieving together!

Brook Primary School

01508 550419

High Green, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 1HP

Mrs Sarah Lewis

Ms Tori Weal

Our Ethos

A small federation of small schools in South Norfolk. We are making the schools that we would have wanted to go to. By working together in collaboration, we improve one another and support each other to grow. Sunflowers are known for their resilience and symbolise hope, happiness, and growth. Our federation nurtures childrens’ academic, personal, and spiritual growth. It inspires children, staff, and parents to strive for excellence in all aspects of their life, just as sunflowers grow towards the sun and reach their full potential.

The roots, for Brooke CE VC’s church foundations, indicate that we are rooted and grounded in God's love, which is at the core of all our actions and educational philosophy. The stem represents our curriculum, which provides a strong foundation for our children across both schools to grow and thrive. The leaves symbolise our values, which drive our decision-making and behaviour. The petals are indicative of our key focuses such as DEI, careers, and compassion. Lastly, the bees and butterflies that are flying away from the sunflower represent the things that we want our children to leave us with, which are the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to make a positive impact in the world.

Hempnall Primary School

01508 499264

The Street Hempnall, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 2AD

Mrs Sarah Lewis

Ms Tori Weal


01508 499264

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Our Curriculum

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Our Curriculum and Teaching and Learning culture is the cornerstone to all teaching at Hempnall.

At Hempnall Primary School, we offer an exciting curriculum that ensures our children are enriched by a wide variety of opportunities and experiences. We have designed our curriculum to give our children frequent and logical opportunities to revisit and consolidate prior learning; integrate new knowledge and make logical links with their existing knowledge; ask questions and draw conclusions based on their discoveries; and challenge them to build resilience, and become creative, critical thinkers, who are well-equipped for life beyond primary school. We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time, where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. 

Our planning starts with the National Curriculum and the Norfolk RE Agreed Syllabus; our children’s studies will not be limited to these requirements alone, however.

We place a very high importance on the integration of our school values of co-operation, independence, participation, concentration, imagination and perseverance which encompass the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education aspects, into all subjects. Throughout the school year, our curriculum actively promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs. All children follow a programme of Personal, Social, Relationships and Health Education, Teachers build links from all of these aspects into all areas of the curriculum.

Our curriculum is tailored to meet the needs and interests of the children in each class, and is therefore written by all staff yearly - this is intended to develop the children’s knowledge, experience, imagination and self-confidence, to ensure that they become empowered, passionate and lifelong learners. We plan to not only consider the children's skills and interests, but also those of the teachers. We carefully monitor the coverage of all subjects for each cohort as they move through the school, to ensure that, with split year groups and mixed age classes, all children receive the full Primary National Curriculum coverage during their time with us here at Hempnall.

 If you would like to discuss any element of our curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact the school office and direct your enquiry for the class teacher. 

Hempnall Curriculum Vision


Our curriculum develops cultural capital and knowledge, skills and understanding for later life. 

It goes beyond the National curriculum with an enriching range of opportunities and experiences, to enable our children to be the best they can be. 

New skills and experiences, and the learning environment help to nurture resilience, curiosity and creativity. 

The curriculum is enhanced by our learning powers: co-operation, independence, participation, concentration, imagination and perseverance.


We ensure coverage and progression across all subject areas; developing depth of knowledge and understanding and opportunities for children to build on what they know and embed their knowledge into long term memory. 

In order to broaden the children’s experiences, visits, visitors and other opportunities are carefully planned to support and enhance learning. 

As part of planning our curriculum we ensure prior knowledge is re-visited and built upon to deepen understanding.


Our curriculum places our children at the cent arend allows each child to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding across all subjects. 

We strive to ensure that our children’s attainment in all subjects is in line with or above age-related expectations. 

We intend that all our children will be fully prepared for their next stage of education; ready to contribute positively to society as a whole.


Download our Hempnall Curriculum Vision 2022 (in PDF) here