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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The fastest-growing creative curriculum in the UK.

Cornerstones Curriculum is built on a robust framework and our proven learning philosophy. More than 1400 schools and 20,000 teachers love it already. You will too.

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Cornerstones Curriculum

Over 80 themed projects. 1000s of activities. Comprehensive coverage. Proven teaching philosophy.
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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

Brand new maths tests that mirror the style of the 2016 SAT Papers. Fully mapped to the national curriculum.
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Love to Investigate

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

We use a four-stage learning philosophy built on academic research and years of practical teaching experience.

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Introduce the theme
Research and questions
Start with a bang


Improve knowledge
Practise new skills
Explore, make, do


Be inspired
Solve problems
Make it real


Perform and inform
Share and evaluate
Celebrate success

About Cornerstones

Raise standards. Love teaching.

We create educational products for primary schools and academies. Our team includes head teachers, teachers and subject experts with years of experience working in education. We know what it’s like. We know what we’re doing. We’re here to help.

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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
Brackendale 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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