The aim of Hilton Spencer Academy is for all children to reach their full potential and be Happy, Proud and Successful! 


Our Curriculum 

Please click here to access our Curriculum statement which outlines our curriculum intent, how the curriculum is implemented and how we measure the impact of curriculum provision.


Cultural Capital

Please click here to find our Cultural Capital statement – here you will find information about how we consider the development of our pupils’ cultural capital when planning our curriculum.


Curriculum Expectations and Content

At Hilton Spencer, we use the ‘Essentials’ Curriculum to provide a framework of content for our Foundation subjects along with our expectations for each taught phase. Please click here to access a summary of this information.


Subject Information


Early Years 

Children in Nursery and Reception follow the Early Years curriculum. 

Our Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is based on seven areas of learning: 

  • Communication and Language 
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development 
  • Physical Development 
  • Maths
  • Literacy
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design 


In the Early Years the focus is on learning through purposeful play. Lots of opportunities will be provided to make use of the outdoor learning area. The child-led learning opportunities challenge the children to become independent, curious and motivated learners within a secure, happy and safe environment.  




To discover more about each year group’s curriculum, please see the termly overviews below: 








Hilton Spencer Academy is fortunate to have an on-site heated swimming pool where the children can enjoy the benefit of swimming lessons as part of the PE curriculum in KS2.  During year 3, all students will receive an all year round, high quality swimming program delivered by our own experienced Swimming Teacher.

In partnership with the ‘School Swimming Charter’ and ‘Swim England’, the national governing body for swimming in England, we enable our students to work towards eight tailored stages of school swimming.  The aim is to equip all children with the ability to swim 25 metres via a range of strokes, recognise dangers and challenges and perform self-survival skills.  We are proud to be able to recognise and reward our childrens’ swimming abilities and contribute to such an important life skill.

On swimming days all students are required to bring a complete kit including suitable swimwear (one piece swimming costume for girls, swimming shorts or trunks for boys), a towel, swimming hat and goggles.  Hats and goggles make swimming much easier and more comfortable due to being able to see underwater and reducing water resistance, but they also protect they eyes and hair from the chemicals that are in the swimming pool.

For more information on Curriculum Swimming or to enquire about private swimming lessons after school, please contact Mrs Wilkinson at