Book Led Curriculum

At Mersey Primary Academy we follow the Book Led Curriculum. Just as it sounds, all of our learning is introduced and supported by lovely, engaging books that have been carefully chosen to support the National Curriculum.

Curriculum Intent Statement

Mersey Primary Academy is a small school which is located in the East of the city. Local industry has changed over time and Hull now depends on industries such as manufacturing and telecommunications. 16.8% of the workforce in Hull are employed within the manufacuring industry- a figure that is more than double the national average of 8.1%. Hull is seeing the introduction of new industry such as renewable energy with large companies like Siemens setting up operations in the local area. 

Future generations will need a range of adaptable skills such as an understanding of technological and engineering techniques, communication and organisational skillsand the ability to work logically when developing a process and  problem solving. They will require the ability to consider both the needs of their own locaility and that of the global world.

At Mersey Primary Academy, the curriculum has been designed to develop the skills needed for our children to thrive by:


  • Recognising children's prior learning.
  • Providing clear progression of subject knowledge, skills and understanding asset out in the National Curriculum.
  • Enabling all children to reach their full potential, regardless of individual needs, ethnicity and socio- economic factors.


  • A set of essential values are developed that will determine that children will be able to understand and manage their own mental and pysical wellbeing and become responsible citizens throughout their lifetime.
  • First hand learning experiences that allow children to develop interpersonal skills; build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers and articulate communicators.
  • Links with local industries enrich the educational experiences and the children's understanding of developing technology to raise their own expectations.


  • A wealth of experiences that, without their school community, they may not encounter in their childhood.
  • Community involvement that creates secure understanding of their locality and what makes them unique.
  • Outward loking pupils who are able to engage in learning about themselves and have an understanding of the wider world and its complex cultures.
  • Children will leave our Academy with a sense of belonging, confidence in themselves and their abilities, the capacity to adapt to the rich diversity of Britain today; the aptitude to continue their education successfully, despite Hull being the most deprived city under the Education, Skills and Training Domain; the ability to speak eloquently and with confidence, showing an inherent kindness for others, their local community and the wider world.