Akiva School

Akiva School


Curriculum Intent

The Akiva curriculum is authentic and challenging, it provides memorable opportunities for our pupils. 

Our aim is for pupils to leave Akiva embodied with the values (respect, kindness, resilience and integrity) and to be successful, independent learners who are knowledgeable Jewish citizens and active participants in the wider community with a love of Israel and all aspects of their Progressive Judaism.

We want the children to engage in their Jewish identity whilst looking outward at the world and understand their role in Modern Britain.   

We have high aspirations for our pupils and through our broad and balanced curriculum we provide first hand learning experiences that allow our pupils to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience, become responsible Jewish citizens and creative, critical thinkers.  In many cases this direction means that the children learn more deeply and beyond what is expected of them within the National Curriculum. 

Children leave Akiva with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, take responsibility for their choices, make connections and become lifelong learners. 

You can see the content for the curriculum in each year group and for each subject, either through the year group curriculum overviews or in the detailed subject progression maps.

For further information about curriculum implementation and impact please click here.

2023-24 Year Group Information

 Early Years
Year 1Year 2
Year 3Year 4
Year 5Year 6

National Curriculum

Akiva School follows the National Curriculum

Curriculum Subject information 

Art & DesignComputing Design & Technology DramaGeographyHebrewHistoryJewish StudiesMathsMusicP.E.PhonicsPSHER.E.ReadingScienceWriting

Assessment Intent

At Akiva we work together to understand and realise every child’s full potential. We endeavour to establish a learning culture of self-belief that equips every pupil with the ability to reflect on how they learn in order for their learning to be successful. Assessment helps us to see each child as an individual with individual needs. Assessment helps us to provide the learning and teaching that reflects these needs. It enables us to decide on the next steps for children to take in order to make the best possible progress and realise their potential.

 At Akiva we aspire to ensure that our assessment procedures are free from bias, stereotyping and generalization in respect of gender, class, race, socio-economic status, attendance, mobility and disability.

Assessment is at the heart of a successful curriculum and is a fundamental part of high quality learning and teaching.


Assessment enables learners:

  •  to recognise achievement and make progress
  • to be continuously involved in constructive criticism and become reflective about their learning
  • to understand what to do next to improve their work
  • to make continuous progress throughout school


 Assessment enables teachers: 

  • to shape and adapt their teaching to individual needs and aspirations.
  • to set up a framework to monitor children’s progress
  • to create dialogue with children on how to improve their learning
  • to provide regular information for parents about their child’s learning and how they can support them
  • to contribute towards accountability data


To see the format of our current reports, please click here.