The Primary Curriculum

This area of the site contains the National Curriculum for England at key stages 1 and 2.

Non-statutory materials previously published in this section can now be found on the UK government web archive. More information on the restructuring of the website is available in the FAQs section of this website.

Aims, Values and Purposes

The aims, values and purposes that underpin the National Curriculum.

General Teaching Requirements

Statutory requirements that apply across the primary curriculum.


Programmes of study and attainment targets for all key stage 1 and 2 subjects.


The National Curriculum in action: examples of pupils’ work with commentaries.