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OUR AIM: "A broad, balanced and enriched curriculum that inspires and enthuses our children and prepares them fully for life in modern Britain.’

At Egginton, we are fully committed to providing our children with the most exciting, engaging and relevant curriculum possible and enrichment plays a key role in this process.

Education is more than just mastering English and Maths - it's also about activities that extend children's learning through new experiences and opportunities. Therefore, we are constantly seeking out new ways to enhance our teaching and to provide our pupils with the most exciting school experience we can. 



To enhance the school curriculum and enrich the children's learning experiences, we arrange whole school trips to places of interest at least once a year. These trips are organised to link with our topics – visits to a variety of places of worship such as the church, gurdwara, mosque or synagogue; visits to Cadbury’s World or the Heights of Abraham. Other trips may be arranged to develop a particular skill, for example visits to the local sports events.



Every year after SATs, our year 5/6 class visits Lea Green or Whitemoor Lakes for a two-night residential. Whilst there, they undertake exciting, adventurous activities such as abseiling, zip wires and much more. They spend their nights in dormitories with their friends and always have an incredible experience which is consistently a highlight of their final year at the school.



We undertake two main dramatic performances each year at Egginton. Before Christmas, our KS1 and EYFS class work together to rehearse and perform a special Christmas play. In summer, our year 5/6 class stage a special play to mark the end of the year.  



Our pupils also have access to additional music lessons from peripatetic teachers. This could be the piano, flute or clarinet for example. Alongside this, every two years, we have whole class instrumental tuition for pupils in Y3 and Y4. Recently, we were able to take the children to play with the Hallé Orchestra at Derby Arena!


We like to keep pupils active and engaged at all times, including lunchtimes and after-school. We run many extra-curricular clubs for pupils throughout the year, offering sports that they not have had access to before such as Lacrosse and Handball.



We regularly enjoy visitors in school. These may be people working within the community, such as police officers or members of the fire service. Often parents and carers with a particular skill will come into school to share their expertise. We also have close links with Burton Albion FC. 



Children love to be outside and, where appropriate, we provide opportunities for children to learn outdoors in our outdoor classroom and school allotment.  We also have access to an amazing playing field only a 5-minute walk from school. 



Every year, our children undertake a "Bikeability" scheme to safely prepare them and train them for cycling at home and out on the local streets. More recently, we have introduced "Balanceability" for our Reception and Y1 pupils.


Our KS2 pupils attend Etwall Leisure centre once a week for swimming lessons with qualified instructors in the spring and summer terms. 


These take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and are currently free of charge.  We use sports coaches from Premier Education who deliver exciting sports that pupils may not have experienced before such as Fencing, Archery and Handball. Please contact Mrs Pepper in the office for further details

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