The Curriculum at Darlinghurst

At Darlinghurst Academy our values are deep rooted and underpin all aspects of academy life knowing that A – D leads to E and this is achieved through positive partnerships, ‘achieving excellence together’.

At Darlinghurst we describe our curriculum using the 3 D’s



The Darlinghurst Design, Direction and Difference

The 3 D’s outline our intent, implementation and impact – The ‘what?’ ‘how?’ and ‘why?’

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We call our INTENT the Darlinghurst Design

A holistic design that enables all children to
develop the knowledge and skills to improve educational excellence and life
chances and possess the attributes to be good citizens, who show a sense of
humanity, responsibility and belonging – succeeding in a complex world.

We have an ambitious and inclusive curriculum that is responsive to
need, supporting academic and personal development.  We develop learning
and life skills and weave social, moral, spiritual and cultural development
throughout learning and daily academy life. 

Academy values are central to our design

We promote British values 


Our curriculum IMPLEMENTATION is through the teaching within key

strand consists of subject areas and curriculum content that supports the
development of the whole child.


area is carefully mapped and sequenced to ensure that children develop the
knowledge, skills and attributes at each stage of learning. Key Concepts and
essential threads are taught to build progression and supports our children to
do know, know more and remember

Our Early Years Curriculum builds the
foundations for this journey and essential starting points.


methods and practice of teaching is carefully crafted to enable this to happen.

We call this the Darlinghurst Direction.

and staff, follow the Darlinghurst Direction. This mantra is followed to ensure
consistency and shared responsibility. The Direction outlines the fundamentals
of teaching and learning.  It incorporates routines and habits, behaviours,
participation, support and challenge, ambition and more.


We call our IMPACT the Darlinghurst Difference

an ambition for all, we strive to make a difference. Through experiences and
support our children gain a full range of skills and abilities that they need
to be successful now and in their years ahead. Their academic and personal
development enables them to be respectful, confident and self-assured. They are
empowered and equipped to be:
Successful learners, Prepared for
Change, Active citizens, Confident Individuals and Effective Contributors