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Bishopswood School

Bishopswood School

The Bishopswood curriculum is based on pathways through the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, the EQUALS curriculum, and an adapted National curriculum.  Click on the links in the table below for more information.

Bishopswood Curriculum Pathways

Early Years, Reception & Years 1 & 2

Years 3, 4, 5, & 6

7, 8 & 9

Years 10 & 11

Early Years / Foundation Stage Curriculum

Key Stage 2 / 3:
EQUALS Pre-Formal Pathway
EQUALS Semi-Formal Pathway

EQUALS Moving on / 
Semi Formal Pathway


Key Stage 2 /3:
EQUALS Formal Pathway
EQUALS Adapted National Curriculum


All our pupils follow the EYFS curriculum throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1 then progress on the EQUALS pathways as they move through our school.

Our individual approach allows children to achieve their potential, there are no hard and fast rules about which tier the individual pupil is working on. Indeed some, especially those at the edges of the curricula range, may well be working on two or more models at the same time, including the National Curriculum.