Our curriculum framework places high value on excellent school practice and research evidence to inform the overarching curriculum principles.


These principles emphasise the importance of effective curriculum design, intelligent sequencing of knowledge and meaningful assessment that informs learning. Our expert teachers implement evidence informed methods to maximise learning and retention of knowledge and skills, meaning the level of challenge in the curriculum informs the level of challenge in our classrooms.

Penistone Grammar School is built on strong relationships. A happy school, we are at the heart of our community and provide an excellent educational experience for students from years 7 through to 13. Everything we do is driven by our core values (Aim High; Be Determined; Be Brave; Be Supportive; Be Proud) and is underpinned by honesty, integrity and respect.


We believe the potential our students hold in terms of their personal achievement is limitless. We will empower them to go forward, prepared for whatever challenges they face with absolute confidence, aware that they have the knowledge, skills and qualities needed to succeed.

Our strategic leader for curriculum, teaching and assessment is Mr I Richards (Vice Principal). If you have any questions or queries about our curriculum, Mr Richards can be contacted by email at

To find out more about how our curriculum relates to the duties set out in the Equality Act 2010 please see section 4.1 of our Equality Policy, which can be accessed here. Futher information about making the curriculum acessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs (as set out in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014) can be found in sections 5 - 11 and 18 of our SEND Policy and in our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Statement.