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IPC – International Primary Curriculum


At St Luke's we have adopted the International Primary Curriculum (IPC)  which is a creative and topic-based curriculum to incorporate Science, Geography, History, Art, and DT. It also includes objectives on ‘Internationalmindedness’ which is very appropriate for our children considering the multi-cultural environment they are growing up in.


The IPC ensures rigorous learning but also makes learning exciting, active and meaningful for children through specific learning goals for every subject, for personal learning and for international mindedness. It helps children to connect their learning to where they are living now as well as looking at the learning from the perspective of other people in other countries.

The IPC has been developed to provide support to teachers so that four main aims can be achieved. They are:

  • To help children learn the subject knowledge, skills and understandings they need to become aware of the world around them
  • To help children develop the personal skills they need to take an active part in the world throughout their lives
  • To help children develop an international mindset alongside their awareness of their own nationality
  • To do each of these in ways which take into account up-to-date research into how children learn and how they can be encouraged to be life-long learners

Each unit of work begins with an entry point and is structured to make sure that children’s learning experiences are as stimulating as possible. This is designed to set the scene for the children and grab their interest. We believe that learning is the most important event in any school and we want children to enjoy the learning that takes place through the IPC.