Make a difference in your school. Choose Cornerstones.

Over 1500 schools have chosen the Cornerstones curriculum to help them on their journey to curriculum excellence. It’s the most complete curriculum you will find.

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Requires improvement to outstanding in 18 months

In 2011, Hardwick Primary School was in a difficult place. Jonathan Gallimore became head in July 2012 and worked with staff to make rapid changes and began developing a new Cornerstones Curriculum. In their last Ofsted inspection, the school received an ‘outstanding’ grade. 

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Cornerstones Curriculum

Over 80 themed projects. 1000s of activities. Comprehensive coverage. Proven pedagogy.
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Cornerstones Assessment

Four tools in one affordable package that makes assessment without levels an absolute cinch.
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Cornerstones Maths Tests

Independently reviewed maths tests fully aligned to the national curriculum.
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Love to Investigate

126 practical science investigations that match the national curriculum and bring science to life.
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Our Philosophy

Our four-stage pedagogy is built on academic research and years of practical teaching experience. We call it The Four Cornerstones.

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Hook learners in with a memorable experience.

Set the scene and provide context for learning.

Ask questions to provoke thought and interest.


Teach knowledge for depth and understanding.

Demonstrate new skills and allow time for consolidation and mastery.

Provide creative opportunity for making and doing.

Embed reading, writing and communication across the curriculum.


Provide imaginative scenarios that inspire children's creative thinking.

Encourage creative responses and independent thinking.

Provide time for children to embed knowledge, understanding and skills.


Support evaluation through talk and thinking.

Encourage reflection by asking questions.

Celebrate success.

About Cornerstones

Raise standards. Love teaching.

We create high quality resources and publications for primary schools and academies. They’re easy to use, well planned, meet the needs of the national curriculum and inspire children to learn.

And there’s more. As a Cornerstones school you can access free advice and guidance on curriculum matters from our in house curriculum experts.

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“Ofsted love the curriculum and it is what brought us through as a 'good' school.”

Richard Osler, Deputy Headteacher
Broad Oak Primary School

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“I believe it made a major contribution to our school moving from 'Requires Improvement' back to 'Good'.”

David Hall, Head Teacher
Brackensdale ER Junior School

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“Cornerstones allows us to be creative and explore exciting themes through a robust teaching framework.”

Dominic Broad, Acting Deputy Head Teacher
Barry Island Primary School

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“There is now a buzz around the school and learning is top of the agenda!”

Sinead Fox, Acting Head Teacher
Woodseats Primary School

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“Cornerstones re-energised our curriculum and motivated the children.”

Lesley Sinclair,
Rose Wood Academy

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“The topics are FLYING at our school! An amazing curriculum for amazing children.”

Mrs McGuigan, Headteacher
The Gordon School Federation

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“Cornerstones gave us all a fresh start and we've never looked back.”

Jill Bramwell, Deputy Head
Blackrod Primary School

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“My daughter is totally engaged with the curriculum and coming home so happy ”

Karin, Parent of Year 5 pupil
St. Michael's RC Primary

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