We believe in the power of curriculum to transform children’s lives.

'As former teachers, we created Cornerstones to solve real problems from a teacher’s perspective.'

Simon Hickton – Cornerstones Founder

How do we help?

Our story

Cornerstones was founded in 2010 with a clear mission in mind: to transform children’s lives through a high-quality curriculum. Primary curriculum adviser Melanie Moore, and primary headteacher, Simon Hickton became frustrated by the lack of well-designed curriculum materials and support available to primary schools. They decided to develop a solution, and Cornerstones Education was born.

What we do

Curriculum development is hard work and it takes time to do it right. We offer schools an all-in-one curriculum solution that includes an online platform, a fully resourced primary curriculum, and ongoing adviser support. Together, they provide you with everything you need to put your curriculum ambitions into action.

Over 1600 schools use the Cornerstones Curriculum


Everything we do is guided by three core values


Focusing on the ‘how and why’ behind what makes a world-class primary curriculum.


Ensuring that everything we produce for schools is of the highest quality.


Empowering primary teachers and leaders with the very best curriculum guidance.

  • 15-30 min Demo
  • Tailored to you
  • Time to suit you

Want to join our mission?

If you believe in the transformative power of a quality curriculum on children’s lives and want to put your vision into action, contact us today to find out how we can help.

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    We are in a much better place with CM than with our old curriculum. We will be making it more bespoke in the second year.

    Conrad Fox – Headteacher, Hunmanby Primary School, England


    I have used Cornerstones from its first launch. The product has been refined over time as it is driven by feedback from schools and teachers delivering the content. The company is also responsive to a school's needs.

    Lindsey Wain – Deputy headteacher, Hartburn Primary School, England


    Maestro is a real time saver, particularly for leadership teams and subject leaders. There is a wealth of information and resources which can be used and adapted by creative skills teachers. The way the curriculum is mapped is excellent and was commented on in a very recent Ofsted inspection.

    Charlotte Gibbins – Thurlstone Primary School, England


    I have recommended and told many other schools and school staff about it. I would always though suggest that they need to ensure it is right for their school setting and the needs of their staff and pupils.

    Kathryn – Teacher, Langton Primary School


    It has been a revelation. Staff are finding their way through it and if we have any questions, the support from Cornerstones is amazing. We always get answers to our questions. It is now our one-stop-shop for curriculum with linked up thinking and approach through an intuitive and user-friendly system.

    Moira Cross – Executive head, Dordon Primary School