Inspire: Learning, growing and achieving together!

Brooke Primary

01508 550419

High Green, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 1HP

Mr Alex Griffiths

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

Mr Alex Griffiths

Mrs Sarah Lewis


01508 550419

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Curriculum planning

At Brooke, our topics:

  • Give our learning a context and purpose
  • Allow meaningful connections to be made between subjects
  • Promote and develop creativity
  • Enable personal development to be woven through all learning
  • Ensure that content beyond the national curriculum minimum is tailored to the needs of Brooke children
  • Allows content to be delivered in line with children’s age and stage of development
  • Gives flexibility to pursue children’s interests and meet the needs of particular cohorts

Brooke Primary School Intent, Implementation and Impact


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 Values


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 centre and 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.

Brooke Primary School offers a curriculum which is engaging, motivating, inspiring, supportive and challenging for all pupils. Through the termly curriculum topics in each class, the children’s voice takes precedence in where the teaching and learning journey goes. The topics are focussed, to allow for teaching an extensive range of geographical, historical, religious, artistic, design and other cross curricular contexts. The vast majority of learning (except for maths) in class is linked where possible to the class topic.

Last update: 2024-01-22