Curriculum Wales

Suitable for: Wales

As changes take place in Wales, our curriculum helps schools meet national requirements now and in the future.

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A Future-proof curriculum

The Cornerstones Curriculum for Wales, is mapped to the Welsh national curriculum programmes of study and the Literacy and Numeracy Framework. Your Cornerstones licence* gives access to The Hub, our online portal including electronic copies of all projects. We will update all projects with new programmes of study in 2018.

*Subject to an annual fee

DCF opportunities included

A range of DCF tasks and supporting documents have been designed to help schools effectively integrate the Digital Competence Framework into their curriculum.

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The power to choose

The curriculum features more than 80 themed projects. The range of projects available, gives you the power and freedom to shape your curriculum to best suits the needs of your school.

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Welsh history and culture

These special projects tell the story of Wales and some of its most amazing people. Checked and verified by leading subject specialists, these projects build on the ‘The Cwricwlwm Cymreig’ and enable children to experience a cross-curricular journey through time.

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Four Purposes. Covered

All schools and settings must begin to adopt and embed the Four Purposes outlined in the government document, ‘A curriculum for Wales – a curriculum for life’. Cornerstones Curriculum Wales makes it easy. Download ‘Embedding the Four Purposes’, a coverage document that shows how our four-step pedagogy and other products naturally cover all aspects of the Welsh curriculum’s Four Purposes.

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Rich experiences for all

‘A curriculum for Wales – a curriculum for life’ highlights how important it is for rich experiences to be integral to a school’s curriculum. The Cornerstones Curriculum Wales already helps schools to plan for a wide range of Memorable Experiences. They are designed to ignite children’s interests and provide a starting point for developing the ‘Four Purposes’ and building deep learning. Schools can download editable grids that list our curriculum’s Memorable Experiences for Nursery to Y6 from The Hub.

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Literacy built right in

Every project features a weekly literacy plan that is mapped to the revised Language, Literacy and Communication Skills for Foundation Phase and the English and Welsh programme of study for Key Stage 2. Literacy is integral to all subjects across our curriculum, which means schools are able to easily meet cross-curricular responsibilities.

Comprehensive coverage

Our curriculum is comprehensively up-to-date with the most recent changes from the Welsh Government. Plus, by using our online coverage checker, you can see your school’s entire curriculum coverage at the press of a button. It’s great for school and subject leaders, and for schools who need to provide curriculum coverage evidence for Estyn.

What do you get?

88 Imaginative Learning Projects

Themed projects based on our proven four-step philosophy, all jam-packed with engaging activities.

1500+ teaching resources

Tailor made videos, presentations and a wealth of other bespoke resources on The Hub to help you teach the projects.

Latest digital versions

All projects are available digitally on The Hub, giving you access to the most up to date version whenever you need it.

Dedicated support

Help, guidance and support from our dedicated team of real humans, right here in our office, by email or phone.

Future-proof curriculum

We will update programmes of study in the electronic versions of our projects in 2018, so you can plan ahead and stay up-to-date.


Love to Celebrate is designed to help schools cover the programmes of study and themes of the Welsh Religious Education curriculum.

Still using our old curriculum?

Are you in a Welsh school and using our old curriculum? Our new Curriculum is bigger, better and up-to-date with the latest recommendations from the Welsh government.

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Case study

Ysgol Y Bynea (Llanelli)

Ysgol Y Bynea adopted the Cornerstones Curriculum Wales in April 2015. In this video, the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher discuss how Cornerstones have helped them to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that Estyn viewed as excellent in a recent inspection.

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Evidence and impact

Take a look at a wide range of evidence about the effectiveness of the Cornerstones Curriculum.

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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
“Ofsted were extremely positive about the way that we had used the Cornerstones framework to 'revamp and expand our previously narrow curriculum' and told the school leaders that this had been a 'wise decision'.”
Ruth Scales, Assistant Head Teacher
Westwood Farm School
“You can see the impact when you talk to the children in my school, the parents, the staff and my governing body.”
Roulla Gabriel, Principal
Hockley Heath Primary School
“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
“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
“Cornerstones gave us all a fresh start and we've never looked back.”
Jill Bramwell, Deputy Head
Blackrod Primary School
“My daughter is totally engaged with the curriculum and coming home so happy ”
Karin, Parent of Year 5 pupil
St. Michael's RC Primary