Schoolsworks is a multi-academy trust in West Sussex. Our aim is to create small hubs of schools which work closely together to collaborate, share best practice and improve outcomes for children.




 Broad and balanced curriculum


Watch our video to find out how the curriculum looks in action

We have a broad and varied curriculum which is carefully balanced, ensuring that the key skills of Literacy and Mathematics are central along with the wider life skills and knowledge needed to ensure that our children are successful and well equipped for the next stage in their life. 

Image result for gold school games markWe also provide opportunities to excel in activities additional to the school day (extended provision) including: sports, music and the performing arts. For further information see the last link to the right which will show 'Celebrating Success across the Curriculum' on the School Performance page.

River of Learning

We deliver our teaching using a subject specific “River of Learning”- a journey of both excellence and enjoyment, personalising and fulfilling the needs of everyone who travels its path. Starting as a stream, it will meander and grow in strength and depth, transporting children onwards to the next stage in their journey. Ultimately we want every child’s learning to flow. 

Learning dispositions

Our teaching builds independence, challenges stereotypes, encourages empathy and respect for alternative opinions, encourages resilience, good communication and collaboration whilst also promoting positive community relations. 

Life skills

As part of this teaching we run a parallel strand of life skills which enables a focus on personal qualities and skills that are needed in every aspect of our daily lives. We also use and encourage critical thinking through structured use of questioning – this helps our children explore ideas and develop a respect for other opinions. 

High quality texts

The curriculum is based around high quality texts in order to instil in all children a love of reading and to expose them to rich and extended vocabulary. Our texts are chosen to enable children to experience a range of literature whilst also increasing children’s cultural literacy. 

Please use the links to the right to find out more about each curriculum subject.

You also might find it useful to read our Teaching and Learning Policy (TL Policy) which you will find here.

As always, if you would like any more information do ask your child's class teacher.

 The class structure

At Rustington we have 19 classes, each named after a different country. As the children move up through the school, they move through various country names and get to know a wide range of cultures, customs and languages. 

Foundation Stage: England, Wales & Scotland
Year 1: France, Germany & Spain
Year 2: Finland, Denmark & Sweden
Year 3: Egypt, Morocco & Kenya
Year 4: Argentina, Peru & Mexico
Year 5: Nepal, Thailand & India
Year 6: Canada & Jamaica

2021 - 2022 Curriculum map

2021 – 2022

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2


Marvellous me

Twinkle Twinkle little star


Once Upon a Time Down on the Farm A bug's life

Year 1

That’s you! This is me

Moon zoom

What's in the Toy Box?

How does your garden grow? I'll huff and I'll puff! Beachcombers

Year 2

Colourful Crunch

Fire! Fire! Fire!

As cold as ice





Towers and turrets

Year 3

Why is it called the ‘Stone Age’?

Lighting the way

The Romans

Anglo-Saxons and Celts How has Rustington changed over time? Caring for our pets

Year 4

How cold is cold?

Can you make sparks of magic?

Would you like to live in Tudor times

How much can we achieve together? Ancient Egyptians Journeys of change

Year 5

Inspirational India Past, Present and Future The Maya Earth and Space Ancient Greece Macbeth

 Year 6

Let’s go on a journey 

Are you ready to visit somewhere new

A moment in time 

Into the unknown Life and our World

 The final curtain!