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cstonesAt Higham Ferrers Junior School we provide a creative curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum.

The Cornerstones Curriculum is a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children.  We have adapted some of the content to make the most of opportunities provided within our local community.

What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?

The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our curriculum is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning.

We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum provides lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that requires children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.

How it Works?

Children will progress through four stages of learning in each ILP – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. To find out more about these stages please click on the link through to Cornerstones website:

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Here are our exciting ILP’s for this school year. If you want to find out more about any of these topics then please look at our topic overviews that are available in the side panel of the Statutory Information page of this website. Follow this link to take you straight to it.


Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Mighty Metals

Road Trip USA!

Time Traveller


Heroes and Villains



Blood Heart

Urban Pioneer

Blue Abyss

Alchemy Island

Frozen Kingdom


Burps, Bottoms & Bile


Tomorrow’s World



Off With Her Head

Hola Mexico!



Scream Machine

Gallery Rebels

Over the Easter holidays our reading area has transformed into what is now called 'Authors Alley'. Our alley is like stepping back in time to an old shopping street with shops full of books such as 'Fiction and Sons', ' Poems R Us', 'Non Fiction Emporium' and 'Magazine World'.

Special features within the room all link in some way to either a book, author or Higham Ferrers Junior School. Hidden within the bricks are quotes from books and somewhere else on another brick is the author's name and book title to find to match up with the quote. We also have our own special 'wanted' poster which we will use to highlight new books to the children.

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We are the only school around to have such a brilliant and unique reading area, my thanks to Miss Brayfield and Miss Taverner for their time planning this exciting space for all the children in school. We can't wait for you all to see Authors Alley for yourselves!

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Main Contact

The name, postal address and telephone number of the school, and the name of a person to whom enquiries should be addressed is:

Miss Gemma Oakenfull,
Higham Ferrers Junior School,
Saffron Road,
Higham Ferrers,
Rushden, Northants.
NN10 8ED

Tel: 01933 312748
Fax: 01933 418703

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